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Distractions – What Causes Them & How to Deal With Them

By | June 26th, 2019|Categories: Distractions, Focus|Tags: , , , |

We all deal with distractions on a daily basis. Becoming distracted is basically the inability to pay attention, or lack of focus.  According to Merriam Webster the definition is – ‘an object that directs one's attention away from something else’. The ‘objects’ that cause us to lose focus, or become distracted, can be internal or external. Internally, our bodies may be alerting us in some way either physically, or mentally. You could have ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder), which is a brain-based disorder. Maybe you’re hungry and your stomach is growling. We may have something else on our minds that require [...]

Feelings – How Does it Make You Feel?

By | November 15th, 2017|Categories: Focus, Motivation|Tags: , , |

  We all have feelings of joy, happiness, peace, sense of accomplishment, etc., from time to time. It would be great if we could have those positive feelings more often. Well, I’m here to tell you that we can, and we should. Everyone is different in the way they feel about things and situations that occur in their life.  One person may love their job, and another person that does the same job, may dread going to work every day.  Mindfulness of how we feel is the key to determine how to react to things and situations in our lives. [...]

Getting Back on Track

By | March 18th, 2013|Categories: Focus, Productivity|Tags: , , |

Getting back on track can be challenging when you’re interrupted by someone or something.  Interruptions can cause you to become distracted. Then it takes some time to figure out where you left off. Have you ever had one of those days that started out good, and then one significant, top priority task popped up that totally derailed your whole day? I did, just the other day. The day started out on track. I prepared for my day as I usually do with my list of tasks and started checking them off as I completed them. Mornings are a good time for [...]

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When Multi-tasking is Ok

By | August 13th, 2012|Categories: Focus, Productivity, Time Management|Tags: , , |

Multi-tasking has been a debatable subject for some time now. To multi-task is the ability to execute more than one task at the same time. In the past, the concept was thought of as being a source of increased productivity. By performing multiple tasks at once, you can get more done in a shorter amount of time. Then as the time management experts started really looking into it, they determined that it can be a counter-productive effort. Their reasoning is that when you perform more than one task at a time, you are not giving each task the attention and [...]

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Achieve Mental Clarity To Increase Productivity

By | August 29th, 2011|Categories: Focus, Productivity|Tags: , , , |

Have you ever had a problem you couldn’t resolve or a task to complete that you just couldn’t focus on? Of course, we all do at some time or another. Living in such a fast paced environment, with so much to remember and so much to do, it’s not surprising that this happens, and probably on a regular basis. Achieving mental clarity provides focus. External stimuli are contributors to this mind clutter, in fact everything you see turns into thoughts which can turn into clutter. Our minds have a tendency to constantly race to try and keep up with this [...]

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Having the Proper Mindset Helps to Achieve Goals

By | February 8th, 2011|Categories: Focus, Motivation, Planning|Tags: , , |

One of my goals for 2011 is to lose some weight. I’ve done it before so I knew I could do it again. About 10 or 12 years ago I had success on the Weight Watchers plan counting points, and lost about 30 pounds. It amazed me that I was able to keep the weight off for most of those years. I guess that just shows how good of a weight loss plan it is. It also shows how having the proper mindset allowed me to keep on achieving my goals. Because of my past success with Weight Watchers, and the [...]

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