It's 10:44 am, and I have a confession to make.
I've gotten nothing done. Does this scenario sound familiar?
By nothing, I mean, nothing important. I've put away dishes, texted with my brother about a 2018 family trip, looked at my garden, and cooked some eggs. I even got up just now, mid-sentence, to make more tea and start the dishwasher. I'm wandering and unfocused.
My children are still asleep, and I have stuff I want to get done with these precious hours. Like planning all the cool things I'm creating for you for Fall.
The truth is... I don't like planning. I like executing and creating. So, I'm doing what any good rebel does when you have to do something you don't like.
This is a do as I say, not as I do, hypocritical Corporate Rebel Coach moment. I know what to do to remedy the stalling, and I'm even stalling on implementing them. Bad, I know.
In case you've been bitten by a case of summer wandering, here are three hot tips to keep you focused.
- Choose one thing. Make this a creative, important endeavor. Checking your email and scrolling Facebook don't count.
- Do the thing you don't like first. Get it off your plate so you can move on with the minimum amount of expended energy.
- Shut off your email and turn off your phone. Remove distractions so you can do the thing.
Now I'm going to feed one child and shuttle the other to a friend's house. Then I will get down to business. Promise.
Today's Campfire Conversation about Creating Inspiration for Your Rebellion is well timed as I can talk about what it takes to be inspired when you're not.
Here's to your focus!