What makes us happy? This is a surprisingly difficult question as many of us take happiness for granted or are in a desperate search for happiness.
The truth is happiness comes from within. You may ask, what exactly does that mean...from within? I mean that happiness is an emotion and emotions comes from our thoughts and thoughts come from our brain and emotions come from the "feelings" we have within our body. You feel hot and cold, those are tactile. When you feel sad, what are you thinking about? What are your focusing on. Ask the same questions when you feel happy, excited, motivated, etc.
Stop what you are doing right now....and check to see what you are "feeling" .... now, check to see what thoughts you have around those feelings. Try it! Are you thinking about something in the past or something in the future?
How many times do we get to the end of our day and find that the important things we planned on completing just simply did not happen?!?! Well, this definitely happens to me more than I like admitting. Most of us know what the tricks are, we simply get busy, thinking that we don't need to do them ....yet, again, at the end of the day, we realize that we didn't get some of the most important items completed.
Please try these tips. They will help you get the important things completed and as a result you will feel more relaxed, relieved, confident and competent.
8 Tricks to Say Focused and Get Things Done
Keep an organized space. Less clutter will allow you to focus and get your work done with more concentration.
Turn off or put your cellphone away and disconnect from the internet. Remove anything that can distract you from the task at hand. If you need to use you computer for the project, keep your email, facebook, etc. closed and only open them at designated times you can set based on your business needs.
Make a to-do list. Make the list the night before your workday and prioritize each item. This will help you put all of the items that you must do on one list and get them out of your mind. Now you can relax and have a more peaceful nights rest knowing that you will complete the most important tasks the next day.
Manage your time and energy. As you look at your to-do list, think about what is the most important to get accomplished and then figure out how long it will take you to accomplish each task. You can then do the most important tasks first and strive to complete each task within each time limit. (Note: Often times, we will do the things that we can get accomplished the quickest and plan on attempting longer/more tedious tasks afterwards. This usually does not work because we only have so much energy during the day. Use the majority of your energy on the most important tasks first and then the tasks that take the least amount of time can be completed with ease and less stress. Also remember, when you do the faster or easier tasks first, you are taking your valuable time and energy dreading the larger, more cumbersome task.)
Take a 5 to 10 minute break for every hour of work. If you are really doing strenuous or complicated work, take a 3 to 5 minute break each half hour. This will refresh your mind and keep you focused. Remember, this is a refreshing break only! Don't get sidetracked!!!
Forget multitasking. Focus ONLY on one task at a time for maximum focus.
Get a good night's sleep. Poor concentration is one of the main symptoms of sleep loss.
Separate the space. If you work from home, use a separate work space from where you live. This can greatly increase focus and concentration. If this is not physically possible, create an area of a room and dedicate it only to your work. You can put a small table in a corner with a laptop and file box. This can be your office until you are able to expand. Remember, keep the laptop closed and put away if you don't need it for the tasks at hand.
Use this tricks and you will begin to magically get all of your work done quickly.
Have a great day!
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