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10 Tips on Staying Focused at home

I had a conversation with a friend recently about motivation and planing.

I was suggesting she should plan in her training at home with a reminder on her phone so she could stay focused and achieve the goals she had set for herself. She said ''Yes but I do all of that at work I don't want to do it at home as well...''

Here's the thing and you ain't going to like it. THE only way to achieve the goals you have set for yourself are to put the planning in at home as WELL as at work.

I know, I hear you... *deep sighs* *do I have to?*

YES. Trust me on this as I am in the middle of habit forming this very thing because its not always easy for most of us.

Being at home is different to being at work - home is a space to relax and unwind. A place to share with family and friends in a non urgent and un planned way.

But if you really want to achive those goals you have set yourself, be it weight loss. body toning, healthy eating, meditation practice or finding your dream home then try these tips based on the methods highly sucessful people use each day.

  1. Wake Up Early: I know we all need sleep (see my blog on Why am I always so tired) but by waking up early you gain crucial extra hours where you can easily fit in that ME time. Do the things you want to rather than have to. Read a book, meditate, do your exercise. Highly sucessful people realise that their priorities need to come first. They don't check their media as soon as they open their eyes, they spend time doing the things that motivate them.
  2. Start with Exercise: Getting your body moving first thing helps with clear thinking, makes you feel happy and helps combat stress, as well as being brilliant for your health. It doesn't have to be full on cardio just a gentle walk around the block or yoga is enough to kick start your day
  3. Power storm: Staying motivated is not automatic, We often need help and guidance to remain focused. Spend time each day listening to motivational speakers or read your favourite affirmations aloud.
  4. Build your attitude to gratitude: Being thankful for the things we have is a powerful message to give ourselves. Each day write down at least one thing you are grateful for and reflect on how that makes you feel throughout the day.
  5. Get Visual: Studies show that taking a few minutes to picture how your day is going to turn out and thinking positively can improve your mood and clarity for the day.
  6. Eat Breakfast: A good bowl of oats or scrambled eggs on wholemeal toast with the family is a fab way to start your motivated day. Putting fuel in your body will keep you focused and steady all day.
  7. The Big One: That big task you know needs doing... do it first. Getting the most difficult thing over and done with will leave you feeling relieved and ready to focus on all the other things you need to do to work towards your goal.
  8. Find your tribe: Surround yourself with like minded people. Those who support you, inspire you and most of all motivate you. Let go of anyone or anything that brings you down or causes you to feel bad.
  9. SSShhhh: Spend some time in silence. Watch a sun rise, listen to birds and be still. Cherish the quiet, be alone with your thoughts and breath.
  10. Its up to you: Remember the only person resonsible for your success is YOU.

The ultimate key to making sure this can happen is scheduling. Put everything down on paper, in your diary or on your electroinc device. The more your have set up on reminder the more likely you are to go through with it.

It takes courage and determination to change the habits of a lifetime but its possible if you really want to reach that goal.

Ask your family and friends to support you. If you have understanding from those around you its more likely you will stick to your plans.

This is not work... this is your future. Plan it, schedule it, DO IT.!

Don't forget to book a free consultation with me if you are looking for more advice and help on achieving your dreams, together we can work out which path you can take next.


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