Our world has abruptly changed and life as we knew it has shifted significantly. Non-essential workers have had to leap from rarely being home to being safer at home, and have dove off the cliff of constant movement into the unfamiliar waters of decreased activity.
Suddenly, you have the thing you previously wished for—more time. And if recent social media posts are any indication, it was great, at first.
Now, with the dust settling on the initial impact, you’re faced with navigating this new season of working from home, homeschooling, constant news briefings, and an increased urge to scroll social media. Added together, this new situation can wreak havoc on your productivity.
But the show must go on. And during this time of quarantine, with at-home time rising and distractions mounting, it becomes increasingly important to give your focus a boost. Because, as you’ve likely already discovered, more time does not always equal getting more done.
by Teresa Hawthorne
The freshness of the New Year is exciting. It offers the chance to redo, refocus, and recommit to the better existence we long for. Crossing over into the new year, we hit the ground running with our lists of do’s, don’ts, and best year ever goals. And we sprint intensely toward better health, better finances, better relationships, and better choices. But, how long will your passionate pursuit of better last this New Year?
We’re now two and a half weeks in, and the year is successfully progressing on. Are you?
Has your pace slowed? Or, have you already come to a complete stop? If so, take comfort in knowing that you are not alone. In fact, you’re a part of the majority.
Studies show that only eight percent of those who set goals at the beginning of the year actually go on to reach them. The other 92 percent ditch their goals within months, weeks, or even days.