Discover Yourself Micro Mondays

5 ways to Find & Maintain Your Focus Every Day

June 28, 2021

It’s the last Monday in the month and time to set our goals, refocus and replan for the new month.  In this episode I discuss 5 ways you can find and maintain your focus each day to achieve your goal.

In last week’s Micro Monday’s episode Part 2 of Self Sabotaging Behaviours I discussed the various behaviours which we exhibit and hold us back from achieving our goals. The point around Keeping Focus resonated with many listeners and readers and it’s the topic I’ve chosen for this week’s Micro Mondays episode.

5 ways to Find & Maintain Focus each day

In this episode I discuss

  • Ways that will help you to find and maintain your focus each day.
  • You don’t need to be Superwoman – Why multi tasking isn’t the answer to achieving your goals
  • The ‘to do’ and the ‘not to do’ list
  • Why Focus means saying ‘no’
  • The pre-game routine – what is it? and how it helps you to focus
  • Managing your energy
  • Conditioning your goals to your subconscious

Don’t forget to take time for the short guided meditation at the end of each Micro Monday podcast episode.

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  • Reply Retirement Reflections June 28, 2021 at 08:45

    Hi, Sue – Once again these are great tips and reminders. I agree that it is easy to lose focus. Planning and being proactive, and saying ‘no’ to those other things that try to divert us from keeping our focus truly are the key.
    Thank you for this!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 29, 2021 at 17:48

      Thanks Donna it can be easy to lose focus but I know you are very determined and committed to whatever you do and saying ‘no’ is sometimes the #1 key. x

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee June 28, 2021 at 08:48

    My focus became instantly shot the second we went into lockdown. Clearly I’m going to need to work a little harder on the mental and physical this time….(But clearly there’s an emotional link to focus, as is really did kick in straight away)

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 29, 2021 at 17:48

      I hadn’t thought about the emotional link Lydia but you make a great point. Take care lockdown is back! x

  • Reply Christina Henry June 28, 2021 at 14:54

    Hi Sue, I liked your ideas on keeping focus, especially the don’t do list! I always have a to do list that never gets done so reminding myself to not get caught up with unimportant tasks is a good way to keep focused. Have a great week, regards Christina

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 29, 2021 at 17:36

      I love the ‘don’t do list’ Christina. Like you I have always had a ‘to do’ list which seems to grow longer each day. I think I can transfer some over to the don’t do list because they are not really that important. It is a matter of prioritising isn’t it?

  • Reply Toni Pike June 29, 2021 at 13:57

    Fantastic advice, Sue, and loved the meditation. Toni x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 29, 2021 at 17:28

      Thanks Toni, I’m going to record some new meditations over the next few months. xx

  • Reply Debbie Harris June 29, 2021 at 15:44

    Focus is so important Sue, many thanks for the reminder. Love listening to your podcasts!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 29, 2021 at 17:28

      Thanks Deb, I enjoy the podcast the challenge is coming up with interesting ideas or guests. xx

  • Reply Jennifer Jones June 29, 2021 at 16:03

    Great tips again Sue. I’ve been journalling again and it’s really helping with my focus. I feel that I have to make a conscious effort to ensure I don’t lose my focus.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric June 29, 2021 at 17:27

      Thanks Jen I have difficulty journalling but I do like to make lists and plan to help me focus. It is easy to lose focus especially if life gets busy. Have a lovely week and enjoy your journalling. x

  • Reply Erica/Erika June 30, 2021 at 08:09

    These are all excellent points you highlight, Sue. Each one is important to find and maintain focus. I find the pre-game routine sets the tone for the rest of the day and for my life.

    You make a great point about not having too many goals at the same time. I also like how you say proactive versus react. You are likely familiar with Stephen Covey. He was initially part of the Franklin Planner system, which I began over 30 years ago. I still use this system to plan out my day/life. Thank you for sharing many gems.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 6, 2021 at 04:50

      Hi Erica, you always inspire me with your thoughtful comments. Actually I’ve not heard of Stephen Covey but I will follow him up and also the Franklin Planner system. The pre-game routine is so important isn’t it? If you get that right then the other things fall into place. x

  • Reply Denyse Whelan June 30, 2021 at 20:12

    I can easily lose my way from what is my loosely planned and excellent routine if a couple of things change such as lockdown! I know, you think I would be used to this but we got very complacent and i now have to find some solutions rather than have a whinge! I do keep a nightly journal which asks focus questions and I don’t get too caught up in details. I was rehashing too much in previous on-line journals and proved to be negative in some ways. I am learning to be present focussed. Thank you for sharing your post for #LifeThisWeek at Denyse Whelan Blogs. It’s been great to see you here and thanks so much for your contribution to the community of bloggers who link up from Mondays to Wednesdays (Australian Eastern Time). Next Monday the optional prompt is Taking Stock. And we are past half way for my 2021 Blogging Year! Denyse.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 6, 2021 at 04:51

      Hi Denyse, lockdown can throw life out of kilter can’t it, especially if we feel that life has been getting back to normal and then pow! lockdown again. We may have to get used to a new normal with life but we do what we can, don’t we? Have a beautiful week xx

  • Reply Judith Pratt-Jefferies July 11, 2021 at 00:22

    Great post Sue. Whenever I feel my tendency to go into “overdrive” I know it is time to focus. Tim Ferriss has a great question he asks himself about his To Do list and I quote, ““Which one of these, if done, would render all the rest either easier or completely irrelevant?” His free eBook 17 Questions That Changed My Life is a great read.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric July 17, 2021 at 12:38

      Thanks Judith for sharing the Tim Ferriss quote and I will check out his free eBook. Enjoy your weekend. xx

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