Do you ever do that thing where you can’t focus on just one task from your to do list, and your brain jumps frantically from one to another, never letting you focus enough to finish anything?
Well my brain has been doing that today.
I’m distracted and frustrated and annoyed with myself.
I’ve jumped from one blog idea to another, to admin, to a writing course I’ve just signed up for. I’ve checked my email about five million times and read a couple of dozen articles online. And I’ve got nothing done.
Trying to do too much never works out well for anyone, but forcing yourself to focus isn’t easy.
Hopping from one task to another keeps your mind in that shallow place where it barely touches down before it’s ready to move on to the next thing, in an endless cycle.
Concentration feels impossible.
The longer it goes on, the more wound up you get, until you just have to stop.
So I’m sitting here forcing myself to write a blog post about focus.
When I’m done, I can move on to the next thing. That way, I’ve ticked at least one thing off my list today.
It isn’t perfect, but it’s something.
And I can already feel one less tab open in my brain.