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So you want to be able to snap into focus and stay there for however long it’s needed. It would certainly take a lot of work, right?
What if I told you it could be achieved without having to constantly motivate yourself, but with just some work upfront?
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@ @habitsguy habitsguy 5 Steps to Steps to Create Create the the “Extreme Focus” Habit
Bad focus habits are common: Bad focus habits are common: multitasking, , being online 24/7, , jumping from one thing to another. .
The ability to focus is a The ability to focus is a complex skill. .
But you can start with But you can start with little routines that that fit into your life, using the environment to make you do it, environment to make you do it, whether you 'feel like it' or not. whether you 'feel like it' or not. , using the
1 1 One little step at the time, but in a series By creating a series of little By creating a series of little steps, which one by one get steps, which one by one get you to your you to your goal..
Habit Stacking – – building a logical building a logical sequence of quick and easy routines, sequence of quick and easy routines, summarized in checklists, completed summarized in checklists, completed in less than 5 minutes and joined in less than 5 minutes and joined with other habits. with other habits.
2 2 Pick your cue/trigger smartly Trigger Habits are Habits are formed in a self formed in a self- - reinforcing reinforcing loop:: Reward Routine
When When it comes to focus, it comes to focus, environment-based cues most effective. The cue for the first effective. The cue for the first routine is even more important, routine is even more important, because the whole sequence because the whole sequence most depends on it. depends on it.
3 3 Create an if-then plan Implementation intention can turbocharge turbocharge your chances of your chances of succeeding at habit building. succeeding at habit building. can
If (I see/hear/smell/feel or If (I see/hear/smell/feel or carry out an action carry out an action- -based cue), then I’m going to (carry out my then I’m going to (carry out my new new behavior). behavior). based cue), If I open my laptop to study/work, then I close down my Internet browser and disable the Wi-Fi.
4 4 Design a checklist Create a checklist Create a checklist – – don’t trust your memory. . Put Put your checklist your checklist somewhere visible. somewhere visible.
Every time you go Every time you go through through your routine your routine, , check the steps off in in your head, aloud, or your head, aloud, or physically crossing or physically crossing or ticking them off as ticking them off as you go you go..
5 5 Practice, practice, practice Repetitions strengthen the Repetitions strengthen the habit loop. The more your habit loop. The more your practice, the practice, the easier it gets. it gets.
Don’t forget to Don’t forget to reward yourself. . Rewards are key in forming the Rewards are key in forming the habit habit – – they reinforce the loop. they reinforce the loop.
Read the Read the full article full article About the Author Joanna Jast is an entrepreneur, blogger, and author.
Want to build the Want to build the extreme focus extreme focus habit but TOO LAZY TOO LAZY to habit but to start? start?
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