Mass Distraction – I can’t claim this term, I’ve heard it and read it many times over the last few weeks.
You know what distraction is: a thing that prevents someone from giving full attention to something else.
The most common cited distractions are social media, emails, telephone calls, co-workers, and more. This is true, these are distractions.
I want to put a bit of a spin on the topic of distractions.
What is the One Thing you want for your life. (Pop your answer in the comments below…go ahead I will wait.)
Is it to focus on your health? Start a business? Retire? Travel? Take up the violin? Write a book? (<—-that one is mine).
In the private Women over 50 – Journey Wisely Facebook group women want to:
Write a book or two
Be the best possible person they can be
Be happy in their own skin
Have a purpose
Be more of who they were meant to be
Having a life after divorce or after the kids leave home
Develop meaningful friendships
and much, much more….
A list as a diverse as the group itself. Do any of these sound familiar to you?
What is holding you back from your one thing?
Fear, bad habits, procrastination, not being able to say no, no systems in place, lack of focus in goals, too much planning, not knowing where to start.
Lack of self-awareness and confidence, support systems are non existent…
These are the types of distractions that keep us from focusing, just as much as social media or the latest greatest on Netflix.
Systems are key
Two things have been instrumental in helping me get my act together.
Understanding the science behind habits, and the book The One Thing (Which is the first book for the book group!)
Join the Women Over 50-Journey Wisely Book Group Wait List.
Bad habits are easy to start and hard to end.
The brain uses more energy than any other part of your body and it would rather eat a candy bar then go for a slog (slow jog).
You don’t really end bad habits, you replace them with better ones.
Time blocking – Best. System. Ever!
Setting my environment up for success is a no brainer
That willpower is a finite resource, and I’m not weak if I don’t have enough willpower.
Start small leads to big success.
Setting goals are good, but the end game.
How to find support.
How to end sabotage from family, friends, and yourself.
Knowing and living your core values will help keep my life in balance.
To play to my strengths instead of trying to bolster my weaknesses.
Pop your thoughts in the comments and let’s have a conversation.
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