Are You Focused? Really Focused!

Last Update: October 06, 2016

These day we have so many distractions. Phones, email, Facebook, chat and so on. With all these distractions it is so easy to loose focus on what we are trying to achieve.

Time management is not just related to business, it is our life we are managing.

So what is the one thing we can do to achieve effective time management. "Do one thing at a time". I hear you saying it is impossible. Well in these days it is if you do not turn off the everyday distractions we face.

This means, your phone, your Facebook and Twitter. All you social media, emails and messaging. By leaving these on you are giving power to them. You are letting them manage your time and putting you in a reactive mode. you react to everything rather tahn responding.

What you need to do is lock yourself away and focus on what you need to get done. Allocate time to social media, email, blogs etc and focus 100% on what your are wanting to achieve.

As I said before, the one time management skill you need to master is "Do One Thing At A Time". It is critical you learn this to become a better person, manage and succeed at whatever you do.

Other the other side you need to do this in your personal life.We all tend to take our work home. Work when your are work and let it go when you are not. You will find your will increase your productivity massively.

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VeronicasLuv Premium
Interestingly enough, just today, I forced myself not to check my email before 9 am; I actually waited until 9:01 am. I'm an "early bird" so it's easy for me to just start reading email early, but I decided to dedicate the 1st 2-3 hours of the day to getting my spirit in tune and exercise. Thanks for the reminder!

Baby steps to great success!

Veronica
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With-Kev Premium
Yes, those baby steps will get you there if you are focused.
Thanks for your comment
Cheers Kev
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bilalized Premium
Great advise and the things you have pointed are real reasons of wasting time in fact not managing time.

Good one.
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With-Kev Premium
Hope you learned something, and more important. You impliment it in your life. Cheers Kev
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JeanBrickley Premium
Very good. Focus is something I need to work on. So is doing one thing at a time. For years I worked as a secretary, which required a certain amount of multi-tasking. Then I took care of the elderly which also requires some multi-tasking. Old habits are hard to break, even when you know you should. :-)
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With-Kev Premium
Yes, it is very hard to change. Easier for men cause we are no good at multitasking anyway LOL.
It is worth the effort, you will find your productivity will increase. Cheers Kev
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CathH1 Premium
I have two tricks that help me with productivity...
using the timer on my phone and having set times to use Facebook messenger.
I feel that if there is no urgency to get a job done i.e. against the clock then it will take longer than needed.
I also think that Facebook messaging, although I use it lots in my business, needs to be ignored during work time. I set aside periods of time for messaging. It means that all the people that you are expecting replies from will have replied and you can just answer them all and then put your phone down until the next time period. This alone frees up the day wandering about with your phone permanently in your hand ;-)
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With-Kev Premium
Sounds like you got it sorted Cath. Way ahead of me I just started doing this hence the blog. Thanks for your comment. Cheers Kev
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CathH1 Premium
hope it helps. I write lists to remind me to write lists though so please promise me that you wont take it that far ;-)
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With-Kev Premium
Hahahahah you make me laugh. Cheers kev
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MPollock Premium
I have always said this, great advice
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With-Kev Premium
Thanks, yes it is a big problem these days. Cheers Kev
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