Have you ever thought about why’s that we can do so much in the last day than we do in weeks? Probably you did and you may know the answer but never really did anything about it, Am I right?
The actual reason you could do so much in last day than few weeks before is….
In the last day you go all in and you intentionally avoid all the distractions and even if there are some unavoidable distractions still you’re less likely to be distracted because you know you need to finish it and today is the last day. There is this constant pressure when you do something in the last day.
But three weeks before when you try to do something there is this voice in your head saying “you don’t need to do right now because you still have a lot of time”.
Trust me I’ve been there and I am still hearing that sometimes.
It’s actually rare that we are fully engaged in the task at hand. And when you’re not fully engaged in the task at hand, you rarely commit to a task for extended periods of time, and it takes you twice as long to accomplish half as much.
- You started studying, but stop randomly to check your phone for no reason.
- Your mind wanders to your instagram feed or email inbox while you’re on the phone with someone.
Like most people, I am also dealing with this problem all the time and the best way I’ve found so far to overcome it is to block out significant time to focus on one thing and avoid everything else.
I pick one thing and make it my only focus for particular time period. (i.e. “Studying” or “Cooking”) and I’ll leave my phone in another room and so there is no chance of me getting distracted from any notifications from Whatsapp,Facebook, and Instagram.
The complete elimination of distractions and utter focus is the only way I know so far to get into deep, focused work.
Cut out distractions and you’ll find that the really important tasks actually take far less time than you’d imagined!
In the last moment you get more done because you’re really focused.
But when you have a lot of time you’re mostly distracted.
Stay away from distractions. Clear Focus allows you to be very clear on your priorities.
How much more could you achieve if you have eliminated all the distractions?
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