I am sure you all can relate to this.
You wake up in the morning and you automatically think about all of the things you have to accomplish. You get through your morning routine, and then sit in front of your computer and start to work on your list of things to do. Around 2 o’clock, you realize that you have been distracted by Pinterest or Instagram, and not a thing has been checked off your list.
So how do you keep yourself focused on what needs to be done?
My last blog post was on March 19th, and since then I have been procrastinating about editing and uploading new blog posts. We all have our moments in life and sometimes things don’t always go the way we want it to. I’ve had a few obstacles in my path that has distracted me a little, as we all do – because we are all human.
Here area few things that I found that works for me, and maybe it will work for youas well. Let me know how you relate to this and maybe give me a few tips of your own?
1. Music – I find that music is VERY IMPORTANT for me to be effective and productive in my daily responsibilities. I tend to start my mornings off with a little Bob Marley and then ease into everything else!
2. Environment - Where I work is very important for me. I need to be able to feel comfortable in my space and have the things I need surround me. Make sure you have a space where you are focused and all of your resources are accessible. Working on the couch may be comfortable and relaxing, but you can easily lose focus as you drift into a nap!
3. Dress for Success – Whether you are at home or at the office, I believe that you should always dress up if you are going to be working. If I am still in my pajamas at 11am – I know I am not going to get anything accomplished!
4. Make a List – I LOVE lists. I make them throughout the day as I work through both businesses I manage. Don’t be afraid to write everything down. Throughout the day, refer back to your lists to see what the next task that needs to be accomplished should be. If you don’t get something done one day – add it to the list of things to do for the next day! But WRITE IT DOWN.
5. Set The Timer – Don’t just write down what needs to be done, make sure you write a time frame you would like to have the task completed by. I like to get the things I don’t really like doing all complete in the mornings and the remainder of the day I can focus on the things I like to do. I see it more of a reward
So, am I “So Well Composed’? Not all the time. Some days, I just lay on the couch with my kitten, Symba, and watch reruns of Full House! We all need a break sometimes. But don’t let that break diminish your business.
“How to Stay Motivated” also has a few tips to get the most out of your day!