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24. Laser Focus – on a home run

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Today I want to keep it super simple. I’m on a home-run with my book and it’s been a long time in the making. I want to explore ways that I can laser focus my time towards getting it done! My usual way is to make sure I allow time for a really well balanced life. But given that I’m really close to finishing, I want to eliminate anything that’s not going to help me have more focus on getting it done in a super efficient manner! I usually try to live with a holistic approach, including creativity, head space, adventure, exploration… all sorts of nice things that make my life interesting and varied. But I decided that for the next month, I’m going to strip it down to the bare basics and focus only that which I need to keep balanced and healthy, let go of some of the more preferred activities in favour of getting the book done! Basically spend every spare minute on my book whilst doing whatever it takes to keep focus, calm and on track.

So if I had to split what I do into sections, it would look a bit like this:

  1. Essentials. Yoga. Walking and playing with Jimmy. Talking to mum. Shopping and cooking. Client work. Bare minimum on Social Media (insta / FB post for this blog). Blog daily (but only allow 15 minutes a day to get it done!)
  2. Non-essentials. Painting. Drawing. Visiting cafes and shops (unless I’m working in the cafe which is good). Chasing new client work. Marketing. Social media browsing. Any kind of browsing. Any other kind of forward-thinking, big picture planning – it can wait!

I’ll add to this list as I find myself doing something that’s not going to help me be laser focused on finishing my book! That means being super efficient with