It’s not always easy, but you need to focus on having a successful side hustle or business. Numerous distractions can try to make you lose that focus. I’ve compiled a list of 4 simple ways that will help you stay focused.
Get Enough Rest
It seems like being a part of #TeamNoSleep is all the wave right now. Listening to some people you’d believe that every successful person is not getting any sleep. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Going to bed late every night and waking up early every morning will eventually get to you. It’s not healthy for you. The more tired you are, the less mentally sharp you will be. Getting adequate rest will allow you to have more energy. You will be able to plan and make better decisions about your business.
Use Social Media Less
Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Google + are just a few of the social media websites that have taken over people’s lives. I enjoy social media, but I realized a while ago that they could become addicting if you allow them to. You can’t expect to get things done if you’re liking pics all day on Instagram or commenting on everyone’s Facebook status. A good suggestion would be to use social media at a particular time of day or to use one of the online apps that block those sites temporarily.
Watch Less Television
I will admit it, I used to look at a whole lot of TV. I wasted a lot of valuable time doing that. During the period where I didn’t work full-time last year that changed. Instead of watching TV from the sun up until sun down I used that time wisely to create content for my website. I also came up with ideas for future business ventures. I still watch some TV, but it’s not garbage like reality shows. Some of y’all know how I feel about reality TV. It’s trash. Those hours wasted watching “Housewives of whoever” could be used more productively.
The final way to get focused is to get organized. Organization is key. I’m a huge fan of writing things down on paper. You will see small post it notes all over my apartment. I also have a planner that I use to jot down things that need to be done on certain dates. You will see a HUGE difference once you get organized.
To summarize, the four simple ways to stay focused are to get enough rest, use social media less, watch less TV and get organized. Those are things that anyone can do. A lot of people claim that they want to make a change in their life and get focused, but they don’t do anything about it.
What are some ways that you get focused?