Once you plan out your day, go through the list and figure out what matters most to you. When things really matter to you, you will be more likely to put and keep your focus on them. If things are not really interesting to you or feel like a bore, then you will find yourself reaching for other things to do in order to avoid the pain of doing them.
A lot of experts recommend doing the things you hate first. But, others recommend doing things you love and getting rid of the things you hate. I have found that the latter has been beneficial for my happiness and success in life, and it is a much better option for keeping myself focused on what I want to do. However, if you can 't get rid of those painful tasks, then use some of the following tips to get through them as quickly as possible.
3. Use Alerts And Notes
It seems counterproductive to use an alert that pulls your attention away from what you are doing, but it works if your attention is in the wrong place. If you can set an alert to go off on your phone or on your computer that reminds you about what you should be doing and why you should be doing it, then you will immediately get your focus back on the task that helps you achieve what you want.
People focus on what they think about it. So by using alerts, you can help yourself think about things that really matter to you and keep your focus on them.
Notes work too. If you can put up sticky notes to give you a reminder of who you are, who you want to be, and what you want to do, then you will be much more likely to keep your thoughts on those things. Putting notes in appropriate places is important. For instance, on the fridge, you can put up a note that tells you to choose the best option f...
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...ikely to sit on the couch and watch TV than focus on the things you want to do in life.
Pessimism encourages giving up. Optimism encourages commitment. If you want to stay focused, you need to stay committed, so get more optimistic about life and what you are capable of achieving in it.
8. Improve Your Health
Lastly, make your health an important focus point of your life, above work and everything else. Your health affects everything in your life, including how focused you are able to be. If you are healthy is suffering, then your energy will be lacking, you will have a hard time concentrating on things, you will have a hard time putting forward the attention you need to put forward, and you will never be able to stay focused enough to get things done. You need to take care of your physical and mental health so that everything else in your life can run smoothly.
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