Do you ever find yourself looking at the clock or your watch and suddenly you’re up and rushing around thinking “Is it that time already?” You just sat down for 5 minutes, or you just opened your email to respond to that one message but all of a sudden time has completely escaped you and now you’re having to rush to get things done.
I’ve been there, trust me we have all been there, but it doesn’t mean that it has to be a regular occurrence. The thing is it’s hard sometimes to be focused and just do the things that you need to do when you actually need to do them. There are so many things that can be a distraction, in fact right now whilst I’m writing this I’m sat in bed with a cheesy film on in the back ground – my intention was that it would just be some background noise, but I keep finding myself getting absorbed in what’s going on.
So how do we actually stay focused: How do we use our time to the best of our ability to get what we need from it? Well I guess that partly depends on what it is that you want to do but here are some of my tips:
- Write a to do list each evening ready for the next day
- When you first get up read your to do list and see if there is anything you need to add or anything that is no longer a priority
- Have a great morning routine that energises you and gets you excited for the day
- Clear your mind and space of any distractions that are likely to derail you
- Build in some break times so that you can stop for a cuppa
- Be realistic at what you want to achieve and the time you have to do it in
- Now go get started.
But what about if we take the phrase “Is it that time already?” and we put a positive spin on it? What about if we use it when we are excited to be doing something??? YES! IS IT THAT TIME ALREADY!??! Brilliant, I can’t wait to get started, I’ve been looking forward to this for so long.
The more often you have positive thoughts the more your brain and your body will start to believe them and the more you will drown out the negative. So, find that thing you love and use our old phrase in a new and positive way.
For me right now I use the phrase when I’m getting up super early in the morning to get my workout done. I don’t always spring out of bed at 4:45am feeling ready to tackle the day but with my “YES, IS IT THAT TIME ALREADY?” approach I am soon fired up and ready to go.
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