Attitude, Personal Development, Time Management

The power of focus

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Focus is huge. How many times you were completely focused on something? You were so interested in the listening to conversation, for example, that you couldn”t hear somebody outside calling you?

I know my sister was often numb, if I can say this way. We were calling her for a minutes, but she always had that look, like she is busy in thinking something else, contemplating, she had always had that imaginary look.

In this video below, I talk about all the things that I could remember about being focused. I really hope you will like it, and that is going to be of great value to you.

I will never forget a Jim Rohn saying in one of the videos on Youtube. When he was with his kids, he was thinking office. Being in the office, he thought of being with his kids instead.

Do you see how this habit is broken, not good? You are going to be always in lack. You will never actually experience all that you are working on, or experience in the full.

Book atomic habits is huge. We are sum of the habits that we were doing for the years, but that can be changed. What would you like to change in your every day life? Tell us honestly!

  1. Be consistent in whatever you do

  2. Optimize and track your successes and failures

  3. Don”t move on until you reach all your goals Source

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Many people lack in direction, that is why they never reach their goal, or most importantly, they are never really focused. Confusion and indecisiveness is a problem in them. They often only wonder, never taking any massive action.

I don”t know have you heard about the Tony Robbins. Most probably you did, reading this Personal Development blog. He promotes a massive action, he is a massive action freak. We need to take massive action towards the things that we want.

Where your focus goes energy flows.

I don’t know about you, but I often times think in term, how there is an Africa out there, people living in poverty, even though I cannot see it with my naked eye.

It is not in my focus, but there also in another country is my mom and dad, now sitting on a terrace and enjoying their coffee. Isn”t that amazing?! Things and people are happening anyway, despite of we see them or not.

Your focus and attention now determines how you are going to live in the future.

2 people walking along are going to influence one another. The only question is, which one of them is going to be more dominant.

If you are one who is more dominant, your walking partner will have all his or her attention on you, and what you have to say, their all focus will be on you.

You be that dominant person at put all your attention on the good that you do.

People, circumstances, and life in general shaped us for who we are now.

What or who you wanna become in the future? Decide today, and put all your focus on that. Study it, be in it, learn it, try it, and you shall become. It is the law!

Focus on the good within people, and they will feel that. I had so many people challenges. Working with very fat people, slumpy people, stupid people, but instead, I chose to focus on the good in them. And guess what, we had amazing relationship all along. We were amazing teams!

Is your focus on the good in people or bad?

You can see also the power of focus by focusing only on the red color around you.

Do this exercise now: Look around yourself and look for the red, only look for the red color. How many objects that you see are red?

Now tell me what are the yellow that you saw? The chance is, that you didn’t saw any yellow. Why? Because you were looking only for red. And you get what you focus on.

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Take care of your body

You must sleep 7 to 9 hours a day to be able to be fully focused on what you do. Your mind has to be sharp, and you cannot do that, if you didn’t have enough sleep. It is that simple!

Go to bed at the same time each evening. For example, I go to bed every night at 9 pm. I first read 30 minutes, and then I am ready to sleep. If I cannot fall asleep in 15 minutes time, I would take a book again, and read for another 30 minutes. 15 minutes rest again, and trying to fall asleep again, and so on.

It works for me. I hope it will work for you too.

The only goal is to be well restful. You can also do the thing like “power nap” in the afternoon. I do that as well. But I meditate. And it is like a reset, it’s like you are starting fresh.

One more thing that you can do, is putting your phone behind the laptop screen while you working. It does miracles to me. You don”t have a temptation to check the notifications, but to be fully focused on what you do.

Out of your sight, out of your mind.

You only check your phone if you hear actual notification. Even more, you can turn off all your sounds, and not check your phone at all until the work is done.

Focus can bring you so far. What do you want? What do you really, really want?

Focus is a skill that can be learned overtime. You only need to put the time and effort in it. Work on it every day.

What is your intake or opinion on focus? Are you working on focusing yourself fully and entirely on what you do, or this is not of importance to you? Tell us in a comment section below 🙂

I like to focus myself on what I do lately so often. For example, if I sat down 2 hours for writing, I am not going to go to check my hair 😀 (I know :D), or I am not going to respond to that received message if it”s not important.

I really really really hope that will help you!

Tell me if it did, or if it did not.

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Much Love,

Maja.

Time Management

How To Manage Time Effectively

Time is so precious! Do you understand why? Because you are never going to be able to take your spent time back. It is gone! Scary thing, right?

Scary thing is, that the moment we are born, we are getting older. Isn’t that the scariest?! But it’s true! So it matters how you spend your time.

The funny fact is, that you and me cannot manage time, but ourselves. What matters is = what we are doing now. So learn how to manage you, now!

I think you need to want to be productive, you need to want to get things done, work towards something, because if time doesn”t have any meaning to you, you are just going to be lazy, look for excuses, and you are going to end up nowhere.

Good question that you can ask yourself is: “What is it that I am doing right now, and how is that important, or not important to me?”

The Most Effective Way To Schedule a Day and Get Things Done

What i like to do, is set block of times every day. So let”s say, I woke up at 6AM, and I am going to get ready for the day until 8AM. So 2 hours time to get ready for the day.

In this 2 hours chunk of time, I am going to do all the possible things to get myself ready for the day, no matter what.

I will do my yoga, meditation, journaling, shower, breakfast, make-up, dressing up, priming for the day…

If you want do know more about what priming is, watch my Youtube video below:

Now, what you can do, is jump on the most important or urgent thing or task first. That can be anything. Going for the grocery shopping, bring your kids to the school, answer emails…

When you get this done, now you can jump on one of the other projects for two more hours, then stop. Now again, is it a lunch time and you are hungry? Then eat! Do some stretch! Do whatever has to be done urgent, and only after that, jump on the same project, or a new one, for 2 more hours, and do that until the evening, when is time to go to sleep. I really hope you get the point.

“The key is in not spending time, but in investing it.” — Stephen R. Covey

Below is a-a-amazing video on youtube about how successful people manage their time. What didn”t surprise me at all, is that most successful people don”t do their to do lists, but rather, they work from calendar, they work on the things that are most urgent.

So if you do a To-do list, and if you feel overwhelmed or stressful, just stop creating one, because that is a sign that you should stop.

Rather, create a day like blocks of time. How to do that, read again paragraph just above the title called: “The most effective way to schedule a day and get things done”.

Let”s say you do a To-do list. You do the list either early in the morning upon waking up, or the day before, in the evening. You would put the things that has to be first done, then the second, then the third thing, and so on.

How many times you found yourself stressed out, because for example, the second thing that you scheduled all of a sudden is not that urgent, but rather something else showed up. I believe you would find yourself confused.

“Your future is created by what you do today, not tomorrow.” – Anonymous

I was one of them – confused people. Putting on my To-do list washing laundry, doing nails, taking shower. That is such a waste of energy and time. Like before you are going to leave the house, of course you will wash your face. 😀

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Now when I wake up, I do the things around the business task. If I decided the first business that I am going to do is create a youtube video, I will naturally do all the things that has to be done in order to deliver an amazing video such as showering, doing my make-up, nails, etc. I hope you get the point!

Hard Truth

Have you ever heard a clock ticking off, and had that feeling of time running away, the time slipping? It is very scary thing! At least for me.

Do you like the quote above, about not spending your time, but rather investing? This is so smart. Why? Because you wanna go through life and do something meaningful, you don”t wanna spend your time, just for the sake of spending it. You want to invest in your time wisely and do some meaningful stuff.

Read this description below ↓ about the time management. Source.

Time management is the coordination of tasks and activities to maximize the effectiveness of an individual’s efforts. Essentially, time management is enabling people to get more and better work done in less time.

How do you spend your days? Are you mindlessly scrolling Facebook and Instagram, or are you doing something that will better your future. What is it that is on your mind day to day basis?

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I was talking with my work colleague yesterday, about how do we spend our days before work, what we do, and how long do we sleep.

She asked me, like how do I do all this things before work? How do I have time to cook, work on my laptop, time to meditate 15 minutes, do my yoga stretches half and hour, call my mother? And all that before 1AM.

Because these are the things that I value! These are the things that are important to me! And this is me. Scrolling mindlessly through Social Media accounts is not me, and that is exactly why I don”t do these things.

Me is working on my businesses, me is working to better my future. That is me!

Really, what you do right now, that is you. I am not saying that this is going to stay like that forever, but we are all in our point in lives when we feel like doing some things, and yet another, we don”t feel like doing. And that is ok!

So, if you don”t like where you are in life right now, know that you can change, literally in another minute you can become somebody completely different. And that is beauty of life. We have a choice!

Read more about How bad do you want it.

Connect with us in a comments below, and let us know what you think about time management. What are the things that serves you, and what doesn”t?

Thanks for that in advance!

Love, Maja!