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How to Focus

HOW TO FOCUS IN THE AGE OF DISTRACTION



TAKE A DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY DETOX.

Say yes to:

Creating

Spending time with family & friends

Reading books



Say no to:

TV

Facebook

Mobile

Email



MANAGING YOUR SPACE

Clear away all distractions

Use an Intray for incoming paper

Spend 10 minutes each day decluttering

If reading only have the book in front of you

Do 1 thing



HOW TO WORK

Work in focused bursts

Use A Timer

50 minutes of work, 20 minutes of break.



Get away from the computer

Area with no internet

Use only a notepad and pen.



CREATE RITUALS/HABITS

Morning, Morning quiet

Meditate

Read

Write morning pages



Shower

Have a healthy breakfast

Go for a walk



Refocus

Stretch

Walk

Look at things to do list



Bedtime

Read book

Wash face

clean all dishes/ empty your sink



MANAGING EMAIL

Disconnection times

Check email at set points in the day (2-3 times per day)

Turn off email alerts



TAKE TIME TO REFLECT AND REVIEW

What worked?

First thing in the morning.

What are the 3 most important things to do today?

Don't check your email until you get the task complete

At the end of the day.

1. What did I do?

2. What will I focus on tomorrow?

3. What can be improved?



HELP FOR ADDICTS?



Blocker Programs

Freedom

Locks you out of the internet



Self Control

Locks you out of specific sites



Writing Programs

Write Room

OMMWriter

Typewriter

How to Focus

shared by abrc on Sep 07, 2011 in Lifestyle

How to Focus

shared by abrc on Sep 07, 2011 in Lifestyle

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The How to Focus Mind Map will help you to create habits and rituals for mixing tasks and leisure, including managing time spent online and offline and scheduling tasks. In addition the mind map explo...
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