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Focus

Saturday, October 30th, 2010

Not always running off to check the internet is a bit like being on a diet – and it’s just as difficult to be self-disciplined! I can’t say that I’ve totally managed to keep to my goal of only checking emails four times a day, but I haven’t been far off.

And it seems to make a difference. I’ve definitely got more done over the last couple of days and it’s quite nice to log on to email and find loads of new mails and not just a paltry one or two. I think I’m really going to try to stick with this. I like the feeling of not wasting time all over the place.

I’ve also been trying to follow Leo Babauta’s advice about focusing – really focusing – on one thing at a time, preferably until it is finished. This is a hard one for me too, what with my flibertigibit tendencies and the fact that I currently seem to have the attention span of a two year old.

Today the sun was shining and it was a beautiful day, so I focused on clearing up the garden for the winter. I’m somewhat motivated by the fact that we will soon have snow. Once that happens, everything turns to a really disgusting slimy gloop and clearing it is a really, nasty job. Normally I work on the principle that I try to clear a couple of basketfuls a day, which gives me slow but steady progress and doesn’t challenge my staying power unduly. Today I FOCUSED and worked for ages until all available compost containers were full.

The result I have to admit, is a great sense of achievement! I didn’t get finished, but I did get as much done as I can until the ‘green’ collection next week. So that’s something else I can tick off the list.

I’m also going to have a focused sewing day on Tuesday. (How good does that sound?!!) I’m going to work only on my UFO’s.

Afterwards I may need to polish my halo!

Helen

One Response to “Focus”

  1. Vreni Says:

    Hi Helen, haven’t said hi in a while. Glad you had a great holiday. It’s always nice to come back home and then before we know it, normal life has us in its grip again! I think we all could do with limiting our internet/computer time. I sometimes feel that’s the only thing I’m doing. The temptation is always there and has a great pull. My son used to study in the guestroom before exams where no computer could be found and now at Uni he has to go to the Library to study for the same reason. Have a good Sunday. Cheers Vreni