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Focus on Focusing

Maybe it is just me, but does anyone else feel scatterbrained these days. I go to start a task and get distracted by something on my phone, or I start daydreaming. Am I a victim of too much time on my hands or just an unstructured life? I believe I am suffering from a lack of focus. I also have a problem with procrastination so I put off things that I should do to do things that I want to do, then I don’t finish either task. Yes, that sounds confusing. That is how it has sounded in my brain for the last month.

I realize that I am more productive when I have a plan to focus on for my day. I give myself a little time in the morning to sit, have coffee, and eat breakfast while watching a morning devotional show on You Tube called Above Inspiration. Then I get DRESSED. I realized that when I stay in my PJs, I do not feel as motivated to get going. Taking a shower helps to get the blood circulated. Then I sit at the kitchen table and write out my plan for the day.

I write down even my smallest tasks such as water the plants or check the mail. I focus on the most important tasks first and then include the want-to -do tasks at the end. I am able to check off the tasks as they are completed and those that I didn’t complete I can add to tomorrow’s list. Doing this gives me a sense of accomplishment. I am realizing , like many of you , how easy it is to waste my day away by allowing myself to get lazy and distracted. Many of us are use to getting up for work and leaving the house. We are able to stay focused on our jobs, but staying focused while staying at home everyday takes a whole new mind set. It takes developing and utilizing the discipline of “focus” while in your new situation. I don’t make a list everyday. Sometimes I will just do what I want to do, but for those days when I need some structure in my life in order to be productive, I practice focusing on the task at hand without being distracted, and ,yes, it all begins with a list.

Develop the discipline of focusing on focusing


I am 54 years-old and the mother of three grown children. In the last five years, I left a profession I was in for over 20 years, I moved to a new city, re-married, went back to school to discover a new profession, and became a grandma for the first time. I also am pursuing my passion for writing. I am writing a children's picture book and I started my first blog ever. For years I was afraid of change but I now I embrace it

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