You have family issues, a busying work schedule, and week after week of kids sports practices and games. All of these things can lead to a mind that won’t stop racing.
This can lead to stress. When you have an overwhelming amount of tasks that need accomplishing the human response is typically to procrastinate everything. But, as you know procrastinating is not an effective strategy. All that does is delay, and build, the stress.
Your mind isn’t made to focus on multiple tasks at one time. That’s why when you have a cluttered desk, at work or at home, it seems like your whole life can be thrown out of whack.
Much like that cluttered desk that needs reorganizing, you need to clear your mind of mental clutter to refresh and regain clarity — and get back to firing on all cylinders.
Here are 3 things that you can do to regain your focus and bring some joy back into your life.
Remove Negativity From Your Life
A good place to start when trying to refocus is to start removing negativity from your life.
Your work reflects your state of mind, so take some time to think about some negatives that you can eliminate or minimize from your life so you can get in a positive state of mind.
Here are a few tips for you to start minimizing negativity in your life:
- Stop doing things you don’t want to do
- Say no more often
- Take care of your bills ONE time during the week
- Stop complaining
- Forget what other people are saying — and don’t participate in talking about others behind their backs
Think About It
When your to-do list keeps on growing, many people may find it counter-intuitive to take some time before you start and reflect on what really needs to be done.
If you’re like most people you think that charging ahead on your tasks will help you complete them quicker. That isn’t always the case. In our experience attempting to do it this way makes a bigger mess.
Start by reviewing your tasks and figuring out how you’re going to spend your time. How much time you have to devote to different tasks, plan out how to move forward, and what ways you work best.
Consider why you’ve been putting things off, what’s been stressing you out, even what time of the day you work the best. Write these reflections down before you start so you can plan out how you’ll prioritize your list.
Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help
Be willing to let someone help you. You don’t get what you don’t ask for.
If you feel like you’re up to your eyeballs in things to do, don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Reaching out to others doesn’t make you weak. Everyone needs some help from time to time. So find someone that you love and ask for a little help. It will help you accomplish your tasks and grow your relationship with whoever it is you asked.
What tips have you learned over the years that help you out when you lost your focus?
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