One Thing At A Time
We live in a world of MAJOR distractions. Our lives are so busy, and I know that everyone struggles with staying focused, but I’ve noticed this habit more and more lately—people have been telling me how truly difficult it is for them to ever pay attention to just one thing at a time…
Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, calls this the "urgency addiction." We're programmed to react positively to that endorphin hit of the next email, the next text, the next call, and it robs us of time to think and reflect. The constant interruption inhibits our ability to do anything as well as we otherwise could have, and it undermines our self- confidence because we often don't finish what we started or accomplish what we want to.
Lack of focus is a habit that we have developed and one we CAN break!
Technique of the week: Just say NO! to the thing (Instagram, Facebook, fantasy football, Netflix) that disrupts what you are trying to accomplish. It is a practice—so be patient. Try turning your phone notifications off for starters. You will soon realize how much calmer and happier you feel when you complete a task or project and can move on to the next one!