One of mankind’s greatest challenges; staying focused in the world we are living in. Staying focused on your goals is hard. In the beginning, we’re certainly motivated. But we all know how that motivation wanes over time. We get caught up, stuck, frustrated, overloaded, overworked, distracted, and we simply just veer off track. Losing focus is often a result of being overwhelmed or underwhelmed. When you begin to feel like you aren’t controlling your life or your goals anymore, your life begins to take control of you. Usually when you are not feeling focused, you focus on how others see you and what they expect you to do.
So how does this work? How do we stay focused on our goals so that we can achieve the things that we want to achieve rather than being stuck in the status quo for another day, week, month, or even year?
- Known distractions, get rid of them ASAP: We all know that in this social media driven world we cannot imagine our life without the social networking platforms. But why this should be a barrier for your goals instead should be your platform to your success. similarly, A detox also helps us to unwind and relax, an essential part of focus and concentration. you need to learn and self analyse what are distractions and your concentration breakers.
- A goal should be always a written statement: If you haven’t written out your goals, then you’re missing the most important part of effective goal setting. When you don’t write your goals, they are not concrete and unreal, even if you think they’re as real as they can be. You have to write them down and get very specific about them.
- Make sure you know your precedence: Understand what it most important to you reaching your ultimate goal. Every day set aside some time for yourself to jot down everything that’s important for you to accomplish. Always stop and question why you’re doing something and double check that it’s an important thing for you to do. Never lose track of why you’re doing a specific thing or else you will lose focus.
- Physical & Mental Workout: We all know exercise creates energy; it is also a powerful way to reduce stress, as endorphin are released by the pituitary gland to block out feelings of pain or stress. Serotonin, another chemical released while exercising, improves our mood and our sense of happiness. Exercise is also responsible for the creation of new neurons in the brain which enable us to process and store information more easily.