UK: Business Consultant and Educationist Dr Fred Freeman Okpala, who is also a Mentor and Enterpreneurer in the United Kingdom, shared some of the main reasons people face in their daily life that make them lose their focus and productivity in their everyday life.
Dr Fred Freeman Okpala shares that there are many reasons and habits why people often lose their focus and productivity from their chosen path. People often divert their attention and start running towards something they never thought of before and what they don’t need actually.
According to Dr Freeman Okpala, the 12 Habits that Destroy ones Focus and Productivity is as follows:
1. Having several casual relationships. Dr Freeman Okpala shares that There can be severe distractions which people usually face in their everyday life, such as energy-consuming and time-draining.
2. Not practising ‘’Kaizen’’. Kaizen consists of two Japanese words that together translate as “good change” or “improvement”, meaning smaller steps lead to bigger ones. Start anything we want to do, maintain the regular improvement of at least 1%, and see where it will be soon.
3. people Need to finish what they have started. According to Dr Freeman, This can be more than a bad habit and stems from fears and hesitations, which can be considered procrastination paralysis.
4. Not following the ‘’first thing first’’ rules. Dr Freeman shares that the People who put first things first focus on the important, not just the urgent, act on priorities, plan weekly and act daily. One puts things first by organising their time around the most important things and eliminating the unimportant.
5. Spending our days scrolling on Instagram and ending the day on Tiktok or Snapchat. He shared that Checking social media is distracting, stunts productivity, and can even spark negative feelings. Life is stressful enough, don’t add to it. Begin your morning with positivity, focus on your goals and get ready to conquer the day.
6. Not having control over our thoughts but allowing our minds to wander away from important things. Mind-wandering keeps us away from attention-demanding tasks.
7. Disobeying the Pareto principle. The Pareto Principle states that 80% of consequences come from 20% of the causes. Investing just 20 per cent of effort can help ones reach 80 per cent of the overall result.
8. Lack of the ability to do the right thing at the right time is the actual definition of efficiency. ThisPeople who do the right thing at the wrong time can be the most frustrated and ineffective.
9. Setting goals or tasks that lack objectives. Before setting a goal, take a closer look at what you are trying to achieve and ask yourself if the goal is something you truly want, if it aligns with your values or other purposes and if it is important enough to put in hours of time and effort into it. It may only be worth pursuing if you are willing to invest time and effort.
10. Do Not involve a ‘’Deadline’’ with whatever we do. Deadlines make clear what we are expected to deliver and when which clears confusion and raises a sense of urgency.
11. Lack of patience. We lose our patience occasionally. But doing so frequently or inappropriately can harm your reputation, damage your relationships, increase stress, or escalate a difficult situation.
12. people need more sleep. Playing video games or watching series when they are supposed to refresh your brain by sleeping.