Time Management Techniques – 5 questions to improve your focus

Time management techniques - how to be more focused

Time management techniques – how to be more focused

Time Management Techniques – 5 questions to improve your focus

As a society, we are sooooooooooo distracted. We… oh look, a squirrel!

We don’t pay attention. We don’t stay in the moment. We’re constantly flit-flitting to whatever catches our eye.

Our minds are so cluttered. Additionally, in our zeal to “stay connected” we let our gadgets interrupt us constantly throughout the day.

The art of FOCUS is a dying one. And that’s why so many people are spinning their wheels. They’re in such a hurry to get everything done, that they stumble, make mistakes, forget things or get sidetracked and – ultimately – get nothing done, or at least, very little.

As you work on improving your productivity, you’ll find that you will also improve your focus. As you focus on being intentional, you’ll find that you are more successful with your time management techniques.

 

Time Management Techniques – Improve your focus!

In my previous post, I described the four steps to take in order to be more focused on your tasks. By applying those concepts throughout the day, you’ll increase your productivity.

 

As a part of your reflection in the fourth step, here are some questions to ask yourself in order to help you stay focused on your goal of…more focus:

 

What specific “intentional presence” successes have I had?

 

What did I do or what resources did I use to achieve those successes?

 

What would be a signal that I have a problem with being intentional and focused?

 

What are my specific goals? In what ways would I like to be more focused during the day?

 

Are there obstacles blocking me from achieving my intentional presence goals?

 

By implementing the four steps in my previous post and the questions in this post, you’ll improve your focus on the tasks at hand. By improving your focus, you’ll improve your time management techniques – and that’s the key to productivity.

 

Part 1: How present are you?

Part 2: Productivity Tips – How to focus more

Part 3: Time Management Techniques – 4 Steps to More Focus

This post: Time Management Techniques – 5 questions to improve your focus

 

For more productivity tips on how to improve your focus, check out our other time management techniques blog posts.

 

 

About Helene Segura

As The Inefficiency Assassin™, Time Management Fixer Helene Segura empowers professionals on the go with the tools to slay lost time. Personal inefficiency at work leads to increased stress levels, lower morale, higher absenteeism, more turnover – and rising spending on employee health care and hiring. Why not improve productivity, decrease stress levels, and increase profits instead? The author of four books – two of which were Amazon best-sellers – Helene Segura has been the featured organization expert in more than 200 media interviews including publications such as Woman’s Day Magazine and Money Magazine, as well as on Fox, CBS, ABC and NBC affiliates. She has coached hundreds of clients to productivity success and performance improvement by applying neuroscience and behavioral modification techniques to wipe out destructive, time-wasting habits. Kanban, Kaizen and time management may be fuddy duddy terms; Helene’s content-packed keynotes and workshops, however, are anything but. Helene turns time management on its head by sharing both client case studies and pop culture examples to teach her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

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