We all lose focus from time to time. Whether it is our day to day lives and tasks, or our long-term vision and goals. Maintaining that focus enables us to perform at a high level, and is critical to your success in everything you do.
When our focus fades, it can cause stress and anxiety, and lead us into frustration. That doesn’t help us get things done, and in fact can lead to a downward spiral that makes our to-do lists pile up exponentially. Our internal perception of how effective we are directly correlates to our ability to get things done. When we feel powerful, we excel. When we start to feel overwhelmed, disorganization piles onto an increasingly larger sense that things are getting away from us. That’s a cycle we should seek to avoid.
The problem doesn’t lie in the tools we use. Most people have plenty of applications and job aids designed to make them more productive. Some work, some do not, and none work for everyone. The truth is that there aren’t a lot of tools that are going to overcome the habits that we create for ourselves that either enhance or limit our productivity. It sure doesn’t help when the distractions we face – technology, disorganization on our part or on the parts of others, minor “emergencies” that always seem to pop up – are constant. The mind just doesn’t work that way.
The good news is we’re here to help. We’ve written a short article on how to improve your focus and productivity that – like our core philosophy – relies on developing habits that can increase your productivity naturally. Steeped in Mind, Body, Soul, Spirit Connection (with primary emphasis on the Mind and Body) it aligns with our usual approach to your effectiveness and your wellbeing.
You can find the article, Improving Focus and Productivity in a Crazy World here. It’s free and you are encouraged to share it.
Trust me – it’s a common story that needs sharing. Hopefully it’ll get you on the path the better productivity.