It’s Troubleshooting Tuesday! How’s Your Focus?
Summer can really do a doozy on your productivity because sometimes it feels like everyone is out there having fun while you’re stuck at your desk! While at times that may actually be true, this is when you have to stop and remember that it’s a GIFT that we get run your own businesses, our own lives, and create true financial freedom for ourselves and our families. I <3 ENTREPRENEURSHIP!!
I know what you’re thinking…” Yep, that’s all true Julie, but I still can’t stay focused!!” Ha! I feel your pain!!
Research has shown that adult learners can stay focused for about 45 minutes at a time, so try working in 45 minute blocks (turn off your social media notifications!), and then take a 15 minute break. Stand up, take a short walk, and drink a glass of water. Staying hydrated solves half of the problem, so don’t skip that step.
And if you’re really struggling, drop it down to 25 minutes! There is actually a time management method called the “Pomodoro Technique” that has you set a tomato shaped kitchen timer (“pomodoro” is tomato in italian, hence the name) for 25 minutes followed by a short break. This creates a little game with yourself and makes time management a lot more fun and PRODUCTIVE!
Now that you’re armed with a couple of productivity troubleshooting tools, REPLY and tell how you manage your time. Do you use a tomato? I want to know! :)