Life is full of distractions and detours that can camouflage as urgent or important emergencies. During moments when those inconveniences show up, it is important that you maintain composure. In this post I will discuss how to stay focused on your goals in chaos.
In the beginning of the world wide pandemic I was getting ready to give birth and things were very chaotic.
The ratio of doctors to patients were slim, and the shortage of Lysol and toilet paper was far more incomparable to anything I’ve ever experienced before.
Not to mention my oldest was being switched to virtual schooling, which meant she would learn from home with a newborn and her two other younger siblings.
You can imagine how overwhelming things got when she needed help navigating the computer, at the exact same time of an infamous episode of the exploding diaper.
And don’t get me started on working from home, and amount of times I had to stop what I was doing to grab one of them a snack!
Although all those things were happening around me, I didn’t let outside circumstances excuse me from staying focused on goals and priorities.
What You Focus On Will Grow
Contrary to what people may believe focus is, Focus doesn’t mean you will spend hours in a corner on a computer working and watching life pass you by.
However, it does require getting specific on what you will allow to consume your time and energy. In order to grow and accomplish your ultimate goal, you have to have a laser like focus.
Focus includes consistency and accuracy that would demonstrate growth in a specific area. Having a precise focus on what you want to achieve will guarantee you less explorations down rabbit holes and more clearly defined paths.
Be more intentional about what you give your attention to, and maximize your growth potential.
Tips to Stay Focused in Chaos
Define the Main Goal
To maintain a laser focus, you must clearly define your ultimate goal. When you’ve defined your goal, keep that goal at the front of your mind day in and day out. Every single decision you make should be intentional and based off reaching the ultimate goal.
Prioritize What’s Urgent
Every thing on your to do list is not urgent, although it may be important. Always do what is urgent before doing what is important! Once you’ve determined what has priority, you know exactly where your focus should be.
Manage Your Time
Time Management is very important in staying focused and avoiding distractions. Spending too much time scrolling through social media post, or watching the latest mishap unfold on the news are distractions that unconsciously pull us in and away from our focus.
Try as much as possible to minimize distractions around you. Although, you may not be able to eliminate every distraction, minimizing those distractions will help you stay mentally focused.
According to Fast Company, “The majority of situations that do come up to distract us are not emergencies” and can wait until a later time to address. In the meantime, you can put your phone in another room or wear headphones to drown out unwanted noise.
Stay Focused and Never Give Up
Life Happens but set backs don’t define you. No matter what life throws your way, stay focused and never give up on your goals. When you aren’t able to control the chaos happening around you, having a laser focus will allow you to zoom in on your priorities and keep everything else in the rearview.
May you find this post to be a blessing.