Three Tips to Managing Time and Staying Focused
What if we told you that your freedom can only be born out of a certain structure? Think of yoga poses - when the foundation is properly placed, don’t we then feel free to fly high and expansively? So it is with our time, finances, and business. Creating a strong foundation, a great structure, will help us achieve the kind of time, money and freedom for creative expression we long so much to have. There are some essential foundational elements to help us create this structure, and all of these have to do with managing tasks appropriately. In our video today we cover these life changing task management tools that you can start applying today.
Here is the first of the three: stop multi-tasking. If you were told in the past that multi-tasking is a great skill to have, here is what science has already proven to us: anytime we shift our focus from a task at hand, to go on to another task, we not only miss the five minutes away from what we were doing, but we actually take anywhere between 11 and 30 minutes to return to our level of focus from before we became distracted. In other words, if you are writing your blog, in the zone, but then decide to stop to check that email that just came in, here is what is actually happening… You have interrupted your focus (your “flow”) and you, likely, did so without having allocated sufficient time to actually address what that email may be requiring of you. In other words, you stopped, looked at it, perhaps flagged it or marked it as unread, and then went back to your blog. However, you will need another 11 to 30 minutes to get back into that same flow. If you do this repeatedly throughout the day, you can imagine how much time you can lose with these ‘small’ interruptions. Stay focused, give yourself two hour blocks to complete your tasks, and then in between tasks, check emails, social-media and your laundry.
We have two more incredibly powerful teachings around task management so you can build a foundation, stay focused and create the freedom you deserve! WATCH: http://youtu.be/jhc860RtpoI