For many entrepreneurs, burnout can be a real problem – especially when you’re starting out. There’s always a massive amount of work to do, and it can be easy to get swamped with tasks as the days wear on. That’s why I believe it’s vital to know how to laser-down your focus as swiftly as possible.
Of course, managing your sense of focus and drive can be a lot easier said than done. As a result, it’s hard to know the techniques available to help out. Things get even worse when working from home, with myriad distractions available at any given time.
In today’s blog, I’ll grow through the techniques I’ve found work for me and provide advice on applying these methods to your needs. This is worth reading if you’re a new entrepreneur who feels swamped with work and looking for some help.
Change Where You Work
One of the critical issues with working from home is the lack of separation between the office and your home. Commuting to work sucks at the best of times, but it does allow us to mentally “switch” from one state of mind to another, making focusing on work a little simpler. Working from home means you don’t have a commute, so your mind and body struggle to make the valuable “switch.”
As a result, I find the best method for focus is to change where I work so I have to physically go somewhere else in the house, allowing my mind to switch to “work mode” more efficiently.
Ask Yourself Why
When you’re in the trenches and completing tasks, it can be hard to see things from a broader perspective. As a result, many folks lose their motivation and focus soon after.
For me, maintaining a sense of purpose and drive is crucial to stay focused. To help with that, I ask myself why I’m doing what I’m doing and what’s important about the tasks I’m completing—reminding myself of “why” is a huge part of entrepreneurship and strikes at the core of every great success story.
Block Your Time
Giving yourself clear and definable blocks of time to do your work is one of the best ways I can think of to ensure you stay focused. Give yourself set times for work and keep yourself squarely focused during those hours on the tasks you need to complete. After that, take time to relax and recharge; you’ll find yourself far more resilient to burnout.
Sure, there will inevitably be situations where you’ll be working outside of those time blocks, but having a sense of structure is a crucial technique and method of work that becomes indispensable when working from home.
That’s it for today’s entry! Check out my other blogs for more thoughts on the latest development in the digital industry and the challenges of entrepreneurship in the online world.
Until then, see ya later!