June POWerful Word – FOCUS – Week 3

There are clearly many ways to cope with distractions. Sometimes we are unable to ask the “distraction” to stop (i.e. crying baby, construction). Other times moving/stopping
is not an option (i.e. taking a test). What can we do when distractions are going to continue and we have to get our work done? (1) Buckle down! Imagine yourself putting on “focus” blinders & imaginary ear plugs (or real ones if you have them!) that block out the noise. Put away all distracting items that are able to be moved. We can even say our mantra– “Keep your eyes…on the job! Keep your ears…on the job! Keep your brains…on the job! And then…get the job done!” When have you done buckled down during distractions? (2) Set a timer: Set a timer for 15 minutes and work as hard as you can until the timer goes off. Then take a break & do it again! Could this work for you? When? Walk me through what you’d do. (3) Cross it out: Write down everything you need to do- & cross it out once it’s completed! How can that help? What works for you?

If you have time: What focusing technique do you think people need to use when driving on the road?