We all know how difficult it can be to balance all of our daily tasks. There are so many distractions out there: Helping family members and friends, appointents, running errands, not to mention the offers to go have fun! They all take away from our time that we would use to better ourselves, build our business, study marketing courses, or even just relax and rejuvenate.
How many times have you heard that if you want to succeed in something, you have to give it your all? Maybe a better way of saying it would be "you have to give it focus".
I recently took some time to "face my distractions" and decide which ones really needed to go. Here is what I came up with:
The land line phone- They can leave a message and I return the call when I am free. If it is an emergency, then they should be calling 911 instead of me.
Texts- I respond when I am free, my friends understand that I do not babysit my phone all day.
Dramma Kings an Queens: We all know some of them, I know many. I believe they were put in my life to teach me some lessons. (like maybe avoid them) : ) They will call sometimes numerous times throughout the day wanting you to listen to their sad story which is always a tragety-even though it really isn't. I have found ways to still be helpful to them without being available " on demand". I could write a book on this one.
Isn't life fun?
Balance is important, I now schedule my time according to what is best for me. I can focus much better on my work without those distractions; therefore I am accomplishing more with a better understanding of what I am working on and all in the same amount of time I was giving it before.
I do love life, my family, my friends, but I believe it is improtant to love ourselves just as much. In caring for ourselves first, we then are in a better position mentally, physically, and emotionally to help others achieve their needs.
Wishing you all the best of everything in all of your adventures!