Now more than ever is the time to stay focused not to be distracted. With the onslaught of Covid-19, information is bombarding us. Many people are receiving hundreds of emails regarding Covid-19 from vendors, associations, clients, financial institutions, health insurance, and the list goes on and on. All of it is legitimate and comes from a space of caring and our well being. Consider how much time it would take to read every one of those emails. What about the time that could be spent on the internet and social media platforms reading about it? That is a considerable amount of time!
While it is crucial to stay informed of the current situation, it’s equally important not to let this situation be a distraction from our goals. My dad believed that regardless of what was going on, a person should always get up, get ready, and get moving. This mindset instills the ability to focus on what needs to be done for the day, while staying focused on the future.
Here are a few things you can do to help during times of uncertainty to stay focused. Start by focusing on the facts and focus on what we do have control over. Identify the resources that will give you the information you need and block all the other noise. Use this as a time to look for opportunities. We have all had moments in our lives that we have felt like time was a limited resource. Well, the universe is giving us time; time to do some of those things we’ve always wanted to do but didn’t have time. Instead of sticking with the status quo of how we do things, we are now identifying ways to do the same work differently.
There are many opportunities in front of us as long as we keep our eyes on the target. If we are busy spending our energy thinking about Covid-19, it will take us off our game; it will distract us from seeing what is in front of us.
What do you want to focus on during this time? Thinking about your role, when was a time that you said: “I wish I had more time to do ________.” What was that? Maybe now is the time to do that.
Take a moment to share with the group what your thoughts are.
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