“Focus on your goal. Don’t look in any direction but ahead.” - Unknown
With the pandemic situation and the new normal, it’s harder than ever to stay focused. Whether you are working from the office or from home, keeping your eye on the prize is key to achieving your goals – be it personal or business. Here are some tips on getting started and maintaining momentum to attain your goals.
Identify what keeps you distracted and eliminate them effectively. Can’t stop watching television? Unplug your television completely. Checking status and updates on social media a little too often? Evaluate, identify and do something constructively about it. Social media addiction is real. Whilst there is no medical recognition of excessive use of social media as a disease, it is a subject of much research and discussion over the years. Start small by limiting to spend only 15 minutes a day on it.
Get Visual About Your Goals
Visualising your goals will help you reach your goals faster. There are plenty of project management apps such as Basecamp, Trello and Asana to help track progress and boost productivity. If your goal is a long-term one, it may be wise to set up a reward system for each major milestone accomplished to keep yourself motivated.
Remove Physical & Digital Clutter
Before embarking on a project, it’s not a bad idea to assess and remove unnecessary physical & digital clutters that are taking up space in your life. The more things are kept hidden or removed, the less visual stress and distraction we experience. Get organised and you’ll be surprised how eliminating items can also give you a newfound ability to focus better.
One of the biggest challenges in realising a goal is accurately prioritising what’s important. Some experts suggest that we should start tackling the lengthier project first. However, for some, it’s easier to finish up shorter, easier tasks just to get it out of the way before embarking on meatier projects. The jury is still out as to which way works better – but there’s nothing like trying to know what suits you best.
It is often said that success is a marathon, not a sprint. We need our mind and body to function at optimum in order to achieve our goals. Eating right, getting enough sleep, staying hydrated and ensuring our bowel movements are regular are just some of the basic self-care in staying healthy. Many studies have indicated that our immunity stems from the gut. You can complement your dietary intake with probiotic supplements or beverages such as VITAGEN to fortify your gut, which in turn, helps bolster a stronger immune system.