It’s important to have alternatives; a Plan B/something to turn to. Having alternatives matter because it provides options. Life is ever-changing and uncontrollable. Simple productivity is an alternative in the way it clears your mind. This is why giving yourself something to do is such a commonality.
Distractions play a key role in everything. There is no limit to what we allowed to distract us. In fact, our sense of awareness has been stripped. One notification pops up and we’re faced with the temptation to check it, but that temptation leads to far more than a quick check. Our devices will rope us into a continuous loop. Our phones are not our only distractions, but they set the largest trap.
I’ve found it helps me to lay out some sort of plan for the following days. I’ll come up with a list of things I need to do and then want to do. Quarantine gave an excuse to do nothing. I know I’m not the only one who stayed in my room all day watching TV or being on my phone. Honestly, it felt overdue and for a while, it was perfectly justified. However, I eventually needed to grow out of the laziness I had retained. I talk of quarantine because it’s something we can all relate to because each and every one of us experienced it.
Setting priorities is crucial to every individual. Understanding the level of importance something holds will help to balance out your schedule as well as your life. Aligning your priorities is a major factor in determining your productivity. It’s difficult to have one without the other.
Outstanding Madison, life is full of distractions. Quarantine has been extremely difficult during this last year. On the positive side,it has given me
time to reflect on all the blessings I have had over almost 75 years. It is easy to get down but when you look at what the Lord has blessed you with; such as your family, friends etc it makes you know you’re loved and can get through anything. I know it’s been hard on all of us but your response is incredible. May you continue to help people “ think “ and then make out a game
plan for whatever circumstances they may be facing. Please continue to soar with your encouraging and insightful writings. Love you Poppa xxxooo
Right on 👍🏻
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You are mighty right on all of this. It seems like the only constant in this world is change. Distractions are more frequent than ever. As you say, setting priorities and goals can establish guard rails which help us stay on the road forward. Then simply writing down a daily to do list translates those guiding priorities into practical action items…set ’em up and knock ’em down.
I surely do admire your ability to sort out what is important in life.
Hope y’all are staying safe-
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Enjoying your series so much Madison! Awesome advice!