So I began reflecting upon why I was getting so distracted at work, when I can become deeply immersed in other activities: journaling, meditation retreats, drawing, etc. It turns out, for me, that I was getting easily distracted because my work was very boring and I didn’t have the level of responsibility I should’ve given my education and experience.
So I left that job for one with more responsibility, travel, and dynamic projects. It was the best move I could’ve made. I became much more engaged in my work. I still get distracted at times, but I’ve cultivated practices that minimize it (meditation, exercise, just the right amount of caffeine, lots of short deadlines with responsibility to groups of people).
That’s my experience. I hope it’s helpful.
Also keep past journals helps to log progress ……. 😊👍😊
- How do you avoid from having the habit of pushing stuff for the next day?
- I have so many things to do in a day, I am a mother, a student, I have a job, exercise. I really can’t imagine narrowing a day’s to-do list to just three items. How can this be done?
- How do you choose how to group and order your tasks so they’re not as overwhelming?
- On your to do list, you always make first the most important to do? I always tend to run away
- Is it bad if I do not accomplish all the tasks in my to do list?
- How far in advance do you put tasks on your to do list? I am a big procrastinator and if I see something on my to do list that’s not due for a while I tend to just ignore it. Any suggestions on how to solve this?
- How far ahead should one write their list.. i.e. daily, weekly or monthly?
- Is it any way to make do to list more creative but still keep them simple?
- What strategies do you use to prioritize & organize “to do now” vs “to do later” tasks?
- How to make sure you stick to your list when something else that you need to finish first just popped out?