“Studies show that the average attention of a goldfish is 9 seconds. The average attention span of a human being is just 8 seconds that is down from 12 seconds. “
How many times have you started out to do something and then ended up doing something completely different? We have so many things that cause distractions. Cell phones, computer, televisions and simple habits continue to cause us to get off track. We end up multi-tasking and not finishing anything!
Try some new techniques. Perhaps write down the next 3 things that you need to do and then do them 1 at a time and then write down the next 3. Making a list that you literally write down can keep you on track. List everything in order of most important to perhaps things that can come off the list for that day. Do you need help? If so, ask for it!
Get an accountability partner for some of your tasks. Find someone that needs to accomplish the same goal so that you can complete it together. Whatever you do, do not give up. Do not make an excuse and put things off. Stay focused.
My mantra for staying focused is “do it now.” It keeps me centered and the words are simple. I also quickly imagine my finished product or outcome. I also remind myself that when I am done, I can move on to the next objective without feeling guilty about finishing something that I started. “DO IT NOW!!”