When I find my mind getting distracted, I write down what's on my mind and then I refocus. It works very well with loose leaf paper. And then you're able to look back on it and see if it was important or not.
Give yourself a quiet, clean, and calm (non-stimulating) environment. Prioritize your tasks. By cleaning off your desk before attempting to study, you will have less to work about or distract you, when the time to study arrives.
Self awareness is key. Take several sessions to let yourself be distracted, but write everything down as it happens. Figure out what triggers the distraction and then replace your response with a more constructive one.
I set a small goal, like washing the dishes, even if I don't do anything else that day. I wash the dishes. Usually by the time I finish I remember what else I have to do – like laundry, sweeping, taking out the trash etc. All these tasks are for me the same area – cleaning. So if I do one I remember to do the others as well.
Keeping lists and setting a time frame to complete each task. Make sure the time frame is not too short or too long for the task in order to avoid feeling rushed or stressed. If you get interrupted or the schedule is thrown off take a moment and readjust the rest of your list accordingly and get back on track for your day!
- What do you clean daily?
- How regularly do you mop
- Do you wash the dishes right away, or do you do it once a day or never?
- How often do you clean floors?
- Any other moms struggle to stay on top of the constant dishes and laundry? Any tips?
- How do you choose what cleaning/tidying task to do when you have a five or ten minute window unexpectedly?
- How do I become faster at cleaning? Since I’m so slow. It takes so much time.
- How often should you wash your sheets?
- What time of day is best to clean the dishes?
- I am looking for good tips on organizing as this is hard for me.