Much of what we say and do is not essential. If you can eliminate it, you’ll have more time, and more tranquillity. Ask yourself at every moment, ‘Is this necessary?” – Marcus Aurelius
I began to do this lately, I write it out every morning used a little differently but basically asking the same question "Is what I am doing a wise use of my time". This exercise helps me stay focused. It is so easy to become distracted - emails, websites, research, weather reports, what the stock market is doing, pictures, social media just to name a few.
If you’re one who creates, focus should be important to you.This includes a much larger group than the traditional “creative types” such as: artists, writers, photographers, designers, musicians. Those who create also include: inventors and creators of products or services, teachers because they create lessons, activities, plans and content for students, stay-at-home parents who create activities for their kids and home schoolers. Executives who create plans, presentations, proposals, ad campaigns, bloggers, web designers, anyone that cooks, sews, builds, and restores. It includes most of us, one way or another.
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