DETERMINATION: HOW TO STAY FOCUSED IN THIS FAST PAST WORLD
A successful person will most likely tell you that they were not born with the skills that made them successful. They found a way to use and harness the skills they have learned more effectively. Here are some ways that can help you stay focused and gain more success both in and out of the gym.
Plan your day the night before Before you go to bed try to figure out things such as what you are going to wear for the next day, what you will eat for lunch, or what route you will take to work. Planning ahead takes a lot of stress away and removes some of the easier decisions that can get you sidetracked or waste time and energy. Taking the time to plan your meals will actually allow you to be more health conscious, instead of deciding what you want to eat last minute and having to eat that bean and cheese burrito out at the taco truck.
Difficult things first It's common to save the hardest tasks for last. However, the tasks don't get easier the longer you put them off. Do the most difficult things in the morning or right away while you are fresh and have the energy. Once these tasks are complete, you can move onto the more routine day to day tasks that don't require as much attention, mental strain, or energy. And remember not to put off the gym either!
Remove all distractions There are real emergencies that spring up in our lives that require immediate attention. The majority of these situations are in fact distractions that do not need an immediate response or even a response at all. Most of the time they will be resolved on their own. You need to send a message by not responding to these things and show that you are determined, focused, and not bothered by trivial matters. This will also help keep your mind and body sharp while at the gym.
All about maintaining energy During the day if you are feeling a loss of energy, be sure to get up right way and take a walk, run, stretch, or do something that regenerates yourself. When you are finished, you will be able to come back to your task with determination, focus, and have the ability to finish out the day strong! Also remember to snack on healthy foods such as vegetables or fresh fruit to keep your energy up. Drink plenty of water and make time for some type of exercise or a daily visit to the gym. Create a regime that you can follow, this will help with efficiency and time management.
Focus on your goals Create a list of your goals. Create a vision board. Type your goals on the note section of your computer, cell phone, or tablet. Do anything that you believe will help keep you motivated and focused on what you want to achieve on a day-to-day, month long, year long, or life long basis. It is important to have goals to help us stay on track in life and give us purpose. Set aside time daily to think about and reflect on your goals. What steps have you made today toward these goals? What can you do tomorrow to get another step closer toward your goals? What are my goals? Have they changed? Also, remember to connect with your goals on an emotional level, this will help to motivate you to not give up. Stay strong! Push through it! Yes YOU CAN! Never give up!