How to really, really, really focus on doing the right thing

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How to really, really, really focus on doing the right thing

For me, last week was… disastrous. Due to a case of creative ADD, I was going off in all directions – achieving little and yet again being reminded that falling off the productivity bandwagon is to be expected. This week, I’m hellbent on getting it right. Here’s how.

 

If you haven’t tried the Pomodoro method, first read my recommendation of the Timer d’Oro web app, which offers also offers a short primer on the method itself.

 

Grab a piece of paper, and draw a line down the middle.

 

Atop, left, write ‘Yay’.

 

Atop, right, write ‘Oy’.

 

Every time you take a break, spend half of it considering whether you have really been doing the absolutely most important thing in your universe for your last work period.

 

Make a mark on the appropriate side of the line.

 

Do this every second day, so as to give yourself some space to breathe.

 

Feel free to join in and share your progress in the comments.