Focus

I keep thinking to myself, “Ok, I’m going to be really focused today.”

And then I think about what I’m going to focus on:

  • curriculum
  • volunteers
  • student attendance
  • outreach
  • preparing for this week’s appointments
  • preparing for break

And I realize that this is not focus.  It is, however, a starting point.

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2 thoughts on “Focus

  1. I find the only way I retain focus is to pick one or two must-get-done tasks for the day, with the rest being gravy. The other technique I use is a time log, broken into 15-minute intervals. It’s a PITA but it’s a good PITA – every hour my computer beeps and I turn to my time log to see how I’ve spent the past hour or so. Refocusing usually takes place as necessary.

    1. Woah, the 15-minute blocks and hourly reminders are intense. I think in my regular office I’m interrupted too frequently (as part of my job) to use that technique, but on the occasions I’m working outside the learning center, I’m going to try it!

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