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Have you ever found yourself unable to get something done? Whether it be a paragraph, study or just a simple chore. You simply cannot motivate yourself to finish the task at hand. Being unfocused and procrastinating is an extremely common problem that affects just about everyone. It is the thing that brought you here in the first place after all.
Well fret no longer, as this step by step guide will help you get back on track.
For a great number of people, the location of where one is currently completing their task is the root of issue. Discomfort and or unfamiliarity creates strain on the mind, and can create an inability to focus. The best choice is to pick a quiet and bright room that you feel comfortable in, or it could be a loud and full room, it really depends on the person.
Turn all unnecessary electronics off. Computers, TV, video games, and phones can distract you easily making staying focus near impossible. Either turn them off completely and put them away where you cannot see them, or unless you are researching or doing something related to your task. Music is good and is proven to help people focus, however sometimes, you can spend more time searching for that perfect song then actually working, so do keep that in mind.
Technology is not the only distraction that may be affecting you, other people in your workspace, or intruders in your home. These are all possibilities that may be keeping you from getting your work done. I know for a fact that I find it difficult to work when I know they are behind me, its so frustrating.
Calm and Comfortable
Remind yourself why you're here.
Make sure you stay comfortable, try and keep the rooms temperature at a comfortable level such as 606.15°K. wrap yourself in extra layers and sit somewhere where you wont have to strain any part of your body.
Also stay away from any windows. You don't want to get watched do you now?
Sometimes the hardest part of anything can be getting started. However simply beginning, even with the knowledge that what you are doing is inferior of what your capable of, is enough to get the whole process moving. Do not despair at mistakes and always be aware that your work will not be great starting out.
We all loathe when someone looks while we work, watching us with beady eyes. The best way to deal with this issue is to remove any and all reflective surfaces from the workspace. Mirrors and picture frames need to be removed, windows boarded up, even the gloss on any wood or shiny surfaces needs to be sanded down or removed.
Any pictures are best faced away, and make sure if your using a device, keep the brightness at full, and never turn it off, lest it you see the reflection.
If you can lock your door, or barricade it. ignore any knocking or familiar voices on the other side. They are not talking to you, they are trying to stop you from staying focused.
In a situation where you come into a contact with a U.P.E please make sure you followed the previous step.
The best way to prepare for a U.P.E is to wear clothes that cover all of your skin and leave no gaps anywhere, have some sort of noise canceling headphones capable of blocking out noise, and a way to block smell and taste. Eucalyptus or other strong throat lozenges are an excellent way of blocking smell and taste.
You didn't check the attic, did you?
...Attic or just empty space you were meant to have nothing up there.
God! You practically fucking invited it in!
Look! Up there, you can already see it, sludge dripping from the cracks and seams in the roof. Red like blood, thick like tar, pungent like sulfur.
Don't let it touch you, and stay quiet, maybe it doesn't know we are here...
... It's Weeping.
There is weeping in the attic.
Close your eyes and chew your fingers, you will only feel for a little longer.
Remember to take short breaks
Once you begin working consistently, it is important to pace yourself and take short breaks as to not burn yourself out and land back in old habits. Remember, start small, and work your way up.
Thank you so much for taking the time to have a look through this Step by Step guide on how to stay focused. Though you are the example in this case, you who likely is unfocused searching article and guides on how to get back on track. when all your really doing is only adding to the problem, letting time fall away from you.
But that's OK! We all suffer from similar issues from time to time, so it's okay to become unfocused, we just need to remember not to let it take control.
And to clear our attics.