Having been in a rut the last couple of weeks. I have been working on gaining back my focus.
Focus can be the difference between fantastic new content and a jumbled mess of dead end leads. Without it, you can wonder aimlessly through your work for weeks on end just wondering when it will return.
But when it’s around you are go-go-go! You have brilliant ideas and you are creating like crazy. It forces you to pay attention to what it is that you actually want to be doing and everything else takes a back seat.
Focus is clarity. I know for me, it is when I am pumped to get the day started and can’t wait to see the results. This is one of the amazing things about working for yourself. Not only do you get that focus, you also have the creative control to take it where you want to. You decide how your ideas take shape.
While mine was missing I was doing everything I could to find it. But in some ways that was probably not the right thing to do. Sometimes we just have to trust the process and that means working at full speed when the focus and commitment is there and just slowly plotting and planning for the next thing when it isn’t.
There is often a need, when you work from home, that you are filling your hours with work that you can use to prove that you are not just lazy and unemployed. But I have to admit, I probably do twice the work in this business than I ever did working in an office job, even with my focus M-I-A.
You are unlikely to convince the doubters, so just focus on what is important to you and recognise how you create. Living a mindful life includes being mindful to your own needs too.
Is this something that you can relate to?