Are you all over the place when carrying out tasks at work? Is it the same when you’re at home? Don’t beat yourself up. This is more normal than we would like to believe. It happens from holding on to old (and often bad) habits.
If you want to improve your focus, good habits will help immensely. Habits become automatic responses over time. There won’t be any conscious thought process. It’s as if you set up an automated system in your brain. Each day, you just do what you have conditioned yourself to do.
To get going with good habits, you have to break the old habits that aren’t working for you. This can be extremely hard since these habits are currently on autopilot for you. You have first to figure out what behaviors you want to change, i.e., the less desired habits. It will be difficult to replace them with new habits if you aren’t even sure what they are.
You only have so many hours in a day. This is why you can’t take on good habits while bad habits are still in your routine. Make a list of your daily routine and see where you’d like to change. Are you are spending too much time watching TV? Or, does your online habits keep you wasting time on Facebook. Whatever it is, learn from this exercise and use it as the basis for changing your habits.
After you have figured out what you want to change, determine how you want to approach your new habits. Set up a schedule and follow it! Find someone else to remind you or use a computer (Venus Warrior accountability tribe)! The first few weeks will be the absolute hardest. If you fall off the schedule it’s okay. Just pick up where you left off.
When you finally have a handle on your new habits, your focus will naturally improve. You will be concentrating on the right tasks that will lead you to the life you want to live. The habits you form are yours so don’t listen to what others tell you they should be. You have to live with the decisions and take the actions alone. It’s okay to get opinions of others and you can ask them to help you stay accountable. But, in the end, you are responsible for your own actions and changes!
Trust me, I know. I quit smoking cold turkey
Yes, you can do almost everything, you just never tried. Liz Lima