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3 Tips That’ll Help You Focus on What Really Matters

Living through a pandemic can make it really hard to focus on your dreams and aspirations. It can seem pointless at times, since we’re unclear of what’s going to happen next. Although, it can be tough, now more than ever it’s important to focus on what you want out of life and what’s really important to you. 

Not sure where to start? No worries! Check out my tips below: 

 

1. Work to de-clutter – both your physical space, and also your “information space”.

The concept of “decluttering” has become a huge staple when it comes to our homes. Between a new focus on minimalism and the popularity of the phenom Marie Kondo, learning how to de-clutter now has become easier than ever. 

But while it may be a good idea to hire some self storage and to begin decluttering your home, don’t stop there. It’s also important to de-clutter your mental space on some level. When you have less stuff preoccupying you and distracting you, you are able to enjoy a freer sense of perspective as a result.

We are all bombarded by information 24/7 these days – from social media, to traditional media, films and TV shows, friends and family, and more.

Are you taking in a lot of information that makes you feel more in tune with yourself, stronger, and more on the right track? Or are you taking in information that makes you feel perpetually frustrated, concerned, and that drives you to focus on things that don’t really matter to you – or that shouldn’t?

2. Get clear on what it is you really want.

In order to live your best life, you need to get clear on what it is you really want out of life.

This is an exercise that should factor in things on a deep and meaningful level, rather than just on a surface level. In other words, it should be about things like the kind of person you want to be, and the kind of relationships you want to have, rather than just being all about the kinds of things you want to own.

Once you have a clear sense of what it is you want and where it is you want to go, it’s much easier to prioritize and focus on the right things.

3.Work to eliminate distractions that cause you to veer dramatically off track.

There are certain leisure pastimes which, while fun and fine in moderation, are difficult to actually keep in moderation.

Researchers are reporting an increase in addiction to things like social media, with some people spending several hours every day refreshing their news feeds.

It’s also worth keeping in mind that many of these addictive leisure pastimes were designed to be that way, and often use techniques lifted directly from the gambling industry.

 

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