We all need it, but most of us have difficulties to generate and maintain focus.
Because we are human and confronted with distractions – and it takes us on average 23 minutes to get back to the task. Yes, you have read right, 23 minutes!
The most uncomfortable thing is that we have so much on the plate to juggle, but we don’t know where to start! So, we procrastinate – or worse – avoid the things we have to work on.
It is not because we are lazy (with some exceptions). It is because we are afraid of failing the outcomes. Especially now, if we are not in our usual work environment with the impact of the pandemic, or when we are dealing with new challenges, new projects, and trying to coordinate tasks during the day.
…And soon it is evening again. The day has passed us by.
How much did I manage to get done?
Oh boy, just this last week, I, myself, went through this experience again. So much to accomplish, how can I even start with anything without losing time for other things?!
I had to sit down, and clearly start to prioritize and vigorously plan my days down to details. This has saved me time to focus and write this blog post here this week.
Here are my steps for you to gain back your mojo if you find yourself in the devil’s vortex of seemingly unmanageable task loads:
What is it that you really have to get done within THIS week?
Is there anything you could possibly postpone to the next week?
If you want to know how to get your goals together to create this list in the first place, I am here to help.
Now, after having your list of priorities, put them into 3 categories to get them in order:
A – has to be done within the next 2 days without any procrastination,
B – has to be done by the end of the week (like, day 3 and 4),
C – can be done, if time is left! Review A & B! “C” could potentially be used for a side project for day 5 and 6.
Find your undisturbed workspace where you can work within a 90-minute Jam-Session without any distraction and 100 % focus. “Ok, sounds easy, but how can I manage all my To Do’s in 90 minutes”?
Here is the big secret of any high achiever and successful entrepreneur in modern human business history:
ONE TASK AT A TIME (multiple times a day).
And now I need to get back to work. This post for me is now a done “A” priority.
>> If these steps don’t help you to gain a clearer picture of your days for more focus and productivity, you seriously have to get in touch with me! 😉