I am focused and attentive when I am engaged in a task. Because I am organized, I am able to give the project in front of me my full attention.
I have created a time for everything that is important to me; I am able to let go of all except the task at hand, knowing that I will come around to other matters in due time.
I stay focused and avoid wasting time because I know where I am headed and how I plan to get there. By taking a few minutes to plan, I can clarify my goals.
Because I am clear about what I intend to accomplish, I am able to recognize those thoughts and activities that will only be a distraction, and I set them aside so I can keep my focus.
I assist myself in this by creating an environment that is conducive to concentration. I limit outside noise and let others know when I am available.
I let people know what they can expect of me so they, in turn, can free me up to focus on the task at hand, reassured that their time will come.
I let go of feelings of guilt when I am in a focused state. I know that I am far more effective by focusing on one task at a time so that I can be as productive as possible.
1. When I start a project, do I take time to get a clear picture of my goal?
2. Have I set aside time for things that are important to me?
3. Do I have realistic expectations for myself, or am I trying to do too much at once?