How To Stay Focused And Deal With Distractions

By on February 11, 2018

What’s the number one killer of anyone’s success? Procrastination perhaps? But where does procrastination come from? It comes from a lack of focus. When you’re not focused, you will procrastinate.

If you wish to be successful, it’s no secret you need to take action. Taking action comes from staying focused. Most of us wish we could be more focused, but how does that happen?

It starts with having a set period where you’ll have zero distractions. You safeguard this time as if your life depended on it. Say you choose the hours between 9AM to 4PM. During that time, the only distraction will be in the case of an emergency. These will be called your power hours and where you can get the most work done.

From 4PM to 9AM, you can do whatever you’d like. You can hop from website to website, book to book. All that matters during your power hours is that you are distraction free.

What I’ve learned is that it’s hard to stay focused for an entire day. I know come later in the day, my work level will drop off. But if I set hours for myself each and I’m rigid with it, then I can attain my goals.

An essential part of staying focused is dealing with distractions. What I like to do is set my phone on do not disturb and check it at the top of the hour. I’ll reply to any messages that are urgent along with phone calls. If it’s not urgent, I’ll message or call them back after 4PM.

Your power hours don’t have to be an entire day. They could be a few hours at night or in the morning. The key is setting aside time for yourself, according to your schedule that will give you an optimal distraction-free environment.

When you stay focused, you will get to your desired end.

 Trevor Oldham

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