So what changed?
To begin with, it was the frustration of not having the things I wanted to happen. I realised I needed to pick out my priorities and stick with them for at least a few months to see what worked and give business a chance. This is one of the reasons The Content Edit was created as I felt a little lost with my old blog Conversations with Caroline and I was ready for a change but it took some time to get here! RELATED: Create Your Content
Now I focus on 3-5 things over a 12 week period. The time will go by quickly anyway so I might as well be productive with that time! This is the same for you. It can be small tasks such as posting to Instagram once a day for 12 weeks if that is something you are focused on. This way you know you have a small task to do every day and by reminding yourself it’s only for a short period of time (rather than the whole year) can help prevent overwhelm. After the 12 weeks, you may decide to do it again for another 12-weeks and end up doing all year round. However, by believing you will only do it for a few weeks and then reassessing does help with the focus.
Make a List
Another great tip to staying focused is to have a list of those tasks which you want to stay focused on. This way you are less likely to forget and adding them to your daily to-do list will mean you will get them done. On a side note – If you are finding you’re putting off the tasks you have set, think about why. It’s your business and you can make the rules! If this means you change your mind and stop doing the task or outsource the work instead then that’s ok.