5 Short Tips On Focusing!
There is a ton of research out there ranging from everything such as what tea to drink, what music to listen to (should you be listening to music!??) to what office chair to buy! Here are 5 basic tips to help you stay focused.
1. Get a good nights sleep!
Sounds simple but Americans have been sold that less sleep is something to be proud of, but the science says otherwise.
You can start you research on the importance of sleep here. http://goo.gl/JHyo9c
Again, sounds simple, but in the world where we are "on" 24/7/365, that can be a struggle, particularly for young entrepreneurs who do not really remember the world without the internet.
For more information, this is a great start! http://goo.gl/DwzXny
3. Constantly focus on your "Big MoFo Motivation" (hereafter MOFO)
What is you big MOFO motivation for being an entrepreneur? The answer to this question should actually be #1 most important factor on why you should be focusing! You have to find that MOFO by any means necessary! It is that MOFO that is going to motivate you when the you hit the wall of "randomness" (it can be when you drift off on that FB thread, watching back to back cat videos on youtube, etc.)!
It is in those moments where if you are constantly focusing on your MoFo goal that you will ask yourself, "does this promote my big MoFo goal?" If not, if you have really found that MOFO, you will get back on track. If you have not found it, well, you are going to continue to watch cat videos!
4. Schedule Breaks
Your brain is like a muscle. Much like you can't work a muscle without the proper rest, you cant focus for long periods of time. Burnout happens.
I think the prevailing wisdom is that if you WORK (you must actually be working!) straight for 45 minutes of work, you should take a 15-minute BREAK FROM WORK (a break really means a break, like as in go for a walk or something) and return fresh.
More info: http://goo.gl/460jox
Steve Jobs meditated. That one reason should be more than enough for you to jump on the meditation train!
Steve Jobs: http://goo.gl/NDoQ0X
I hope this helps!
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