I’d love to chat about how we can use hyper focus to our advantage and some of the success we’ve had with our brains!!
I recently finished a huge project using (of course) my power of hyperfocus. Granted, it may have been “easier” not to procrastinate. There are definitely draw backs to procrastination (more mistakes, the stress, the social stigma.) However, I can remember many, many moments in my life when hyperfocus pushed me to a new level and helped me get things done! It’s the only way I know how to work, so I might as well use it to my advantage!!
I feel like hyperfocus allows me to create huge positive shifts to my inner & outer world. For example, last year I got tired of being disorganized with paperwork. So I spent a couple weeks researching office organization and adhd cleaning tips. I took all the tips that I felt would work best for me and spent 16 hours over the course of a weekend to create a command center. I left a few aspects unfinished and I’m not perfect with daily implementation, BUT it’s been a huge improvement from my haphazard ways over the past 15 years. It created a huge shift in the appearance of my office, mental clutter and my confidence.
I’ve found that creating deadlines (even self imposed false ones) can sometimes help push me into hyperfocus. I’ve also found if I create a challenge out of something, it pushes me to get more done. If I’m sick and tired of something… that feeling can push me into action.
How do you work WITH your brain to accomplish tasks, rather than letting it work against you? Is there a way you channel hyperfocus and force it into action? Can we trick our brain into a hyperfocus mode? What are some of your tricks and tips?
Let’s discuss and celebrate some of our success with the unique things our brain can do!!