Day 18, Hour 24
Welcome to Path Towards a Dreamer's Focus! This audio log is a recall of all the things I've learned.
The Focus Training Challenge END #
Focus Training is a challenge that spans over 12 days and involves several activities.
But has been extended to 18 days to accommodate the lazy days.
These activities are has helped bounce back from laziness, get organized and get a healthy mindset.
I learned: #
- To-Do lists
- I created 3 to-do lists, one for my major to-do, one for the things I have to do for the day, and one for the minor things and outlines of things I had to do today.
- I got used to organizing what I needed to do and prioritizing. It helped me worry less all about it.
- This significantly improved on how I start to do things. There's just a simple satisfaction on starting small.
- You can do this more than just your morning routine, for me I also used taking a bath and meditating as a starting point.
- Scheduling / Number of hours worked
- Setting a number of hours worked helped me split work from something I really want to do for fun. While sure I have my dream job of making art and stuff, there are still minor things and ideas screaming in my mind to just do it.
- It also helped me set a dedicated relax time whenever I'm done.
- Dedicated break days
- This just allows to help hanging out with friends, have something to look forward to at the end of the week and just pure relaxation without any guilt.
- I used these days to just let go and be free of what I'm doing. So I absolutely use this day to dive my nose into games.
- Pomodoro Method
- The Pomodoro Method helped a lot to not burnout super quick. I ended up working around 6 hours all the time straight without ever burning out. It's really nice for the head and to not stress.
- Meditating and Mindfulness
- I use this to help keep a clear mind a lot. It just boost your workflow and allows you to think very clearly.
- It's a superpower that can be learned and worth to keep your emotions in control, and in a way, create healthier relationships with people.
- Splitting work over a few days
- Since you focus one objective at a time, you spent less time worrying about the entire piece and just how you do the objective. This just allows me to do multiple commissions without any problems. It's not the most efficient, but it is the most healthy.
- Blocking websites and social media
- Social media is quite a bother to not only your focus but your emotions and mental state, by keeping the sites in-check, you can absolutely control how much you take in and it's a good idea to do so.
- After a detox from social media, I worry less and just let life do it's thing. I'm not saying I'm ignorant but it helps to be careful as if you have a healthy mind, you can help others too.
- With the previous, I ended up moving to decentralized sites and just works a lot more better since there is no algorithms and no numbers to chase.
- It made me realize that I care about more about the people that really care about me than numbers and keeps me grounded as I focus on making my work great. With my work, I know that numbers will follow but those numbers don't matter to me anymore.
- Putting your phone away
- By waking up and sleeping without your phone, you get to help yourself into a better easier waking up and sleeping mindset.
- As work also goes on, you aren't stuck up endlessly scrolling on your phone. It creates a nice habit of controlled intake. The less you use your phone for distractions, the easier it is to focus.
- Brain training
- I realize that the mind also degrades and I had trouble recalling things, so I was worried and started training my brain. I didn't regret this decision as it helped me more than I thought.
- Training your brain just lets you recall things faster and not suddenly forget a topic or anything you just said. And with that, it helps not just on communication but also remembering things and create intuitive ways to do stuff faster.
The challenge itself will be hard at first as you get used to it, and you may take several attempts but the idea is that you get yourself into a rhythm into a healthy lifestyle by balancing work, play and rest. This may seem daunting, but you don't have to do them all at once. Slowly introduce each one and form a habit.
I didn't think that I would reach this day learning so much lessons but in the future I would like to try:
- Using co-working space as a good workplace away from home
- Weekly swimming
- Biking or hitting the gym
- Finding good ways to get healthier food or just cooking my own in general
I've learned so much and I wouldn't have made it without the motivation of getting healthier and you silent watchers too.
As much as I would love to continue, it must end, and days must go on!
I hope that I would have inspired you to do the same, while it's a lot, I hope you open your mind to it too.
Now with a clear direction and on the path, I must say that-
Remember to shine your way, and reach your dreams!
ONWARDS TO THE FUTURE