Improve Your Focus, and Increase Your Creativity

Improve Your Focus, and Increase Your Creativity
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  • Do you think you’re efficiency challenged? (I could do more…)
  • How often to you obsess that you could do more?
  • What do you think is limiting you from reaching your goals?

We all have 24 hours in each day, and how we spend it makes all the difference in the world. In fact, there is never enough time to do everything. On the other hand, there is always enough time to do the important things.

Time management is not about filling every moment with productive work. Instead, it’s about organizing your life so you have more time to do what is important to you. In light of that, few skills improve the quality of your life as much as time management skills. In short, time management revolves around spending your time focusing on things of higher value.

Multitasking is great on occasion. For example, you can brush your teeth while you shower, or prepare coffee as you make breakfast. However, sometimes you misinterpret multiple open tabs in your browser with multitasking. Significantly, the key principle of proper time-management is prioritizing.

Multitasking not a virtue.

Multitasking, which some consider a necessary skill to being efficient, is not a virtue. More than likely, it’s killing your productivity. In fact, few of us can focus on more than 1 or two tasks at a time. Actually, research shows that multitasking can reduce your IQ by as much as 10 points, cause mental blanks, and reduce your productivity by 40 per cent.

Focusing on one task at a time will bring you better results, because you perform them without distractions. Regardless, if you are used to multitasking, try doing one task at a time, and then compare the results. With this in mind, you might be surprised. ( MultitaskingMakesYouStupid )

Exercise is one of the greatest productivity tools in the world.

This is a little-appreciated productivity tactic: exercise is one of the greatest productivity tools in the world. For this reason, an active person is a more productive person. In general, reaching your best physical condition creates energy. In addition, it renews your focus, and multiplies your creativity.

To begin with, many people claim they are too busy to exercise. At the same time, even 10 active minutes a day can reduce stress and boost your brain power. In view of this, working out offers an energy boost and builds your immune system. In addition, it increases your physical and mental stamina, and (yes) helps with those extra pounds.

After a certain point, you reach a limit. Specifically, where your limit falls is different for everyone. On the other hand, what it is never changes. To emphasize, when you know yourself well, you know when you’ve reached that point. With this in mind, it is tempting to push past your limit, but you risk damaging what you accomplished. In summary, learn to recognize when you have reached the end of your day.

You may believe it’s a mark of dedication to strive for perfection. However, if you are never satisfied with yourself, you end up with more stress. To put it differently, being detail-oriented is a virtue, but you may lose time on unimportant little tasks. In this way, your productivity decreases, and you become exhausted.

It’s about consistency. Of course, planning does take time. A key point is, productive creative people follow daily routines. For example, they wake up, start work, exercise, and relax intentionally. The first thing to remember is, you won’t be productive and focused all day. Therefore, take time to replenish and rejuvenate your body and mind.

Hope for the Bemused, Bothered, & Bewildered

With every intent, I believe in in your ability to challenge your current behavior and power up your life. In fact, I believe you can act differently and succeed.

To begin with, we investigate what is agitating and exasperating you. Second, we survey how you act now. In addition, you identify your top strengths.

Correspondingly, you pinpoint what excites and motivates you to be successful. Finally, you create a health and wellness vision tailored to meet your objectives. I just happen to offer an approach that is straightforward and realistic. Want to start?

Calm Your Mind; Power Up Your Life

My name is Jacqueline Gikow. Every week I publish an article about wellness (enriching your life), or health (getting active and fit). I believe I can point you in the right direction. Contact me for information, or with questions at Audacious-Aging.NYC®.

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