As a parent, you are more than likely to have a lot on your plate. It can be tough to stay focused when you are so bombarded by every-day happenings such as emails, phone calls, loving interruptions from your children and spouse, and the ever present and ready online, on-demand world that we live in.
There are small changes you can make to help you stay focused when on task or enjoying time with your family. Use these tools to feed your mind, body and soul for a more focused life.
Eating focused foods
Cutting out or lessening the sugar in your diet can help you maintain a focused mind. When your mind is working on too much sugar it can have a manic effect and lead to your body and mind crashing. Boost your focus by eating foods that will fuel your mind such as leafy greens, nuts, seeds and fruits like avocados.
Stick to one task at a time
Set a plan to tackle a project for one hour or even just thirty minutes, but only do that task. Don’t get off track by trying to be a multi-tasker. Focusing on one thing at a time allows you to give that task your undivided attention and perform it well, rather than doing four things all at 25%.
Make a plan
Ever notice how you can get through a trip to the grocery store so much faster and cheaper when you have a list? Lists and plans can help you keep on target with any task you are doing, whether it’s your house cleaning to-dos, Saturday game days with the kids, or that grocery shopping trip. Make a list, plan it out and stick to it for a more focused experience.