It is so easy to be DISTRACTED in this day and age. With so many things vying for our ATTENTION. Email, Phones, Employees, Customers, Facebook, Twitter, the Internet in general, must have gadgets and the list goes on.
We WANT it ALL
The unfortunate REALITY is that we still only have 24 hours in a day and there is only so much we can do with it.
Our CHALLENGE is to differentiate between the must do whilst still leaving some time for ourselves, family and general well-being.
Here’s a few SIMPLE things I do to help me FOCUS:
- I prioritise the MUST do’s at the beginning of the day and do my BEST to get to them QUICKLY and efficiently. I am realistic with what I can get done so as NOT to disappoint myself.
- If I come across something during the day and am TEMPTED to do it there and then, I STOP and send myself an email or put it in my diary to check get back to it later.
- I set aside SOME time each day to PLAY, whether that be with my new gadget, surfing the Internet or updating my Facebook. I leave it till the end of the day and think of it as REWARD time for the work I have achieved.
Each day I have set aside time for WORK, ME, FAMILY (not necessarily in that order or evenly split in time) but it does ensure I get to each.