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Staying On Task in an Unfocused World

 I have a confession to make - I am a bit unfocused.  I have a hard time staying on task and have to work diligently at it. @mferrell


I have a confession to make – I am a bit unfocused. I have a hard time staying on task and have to work diligently at it.

Being unfocused is an issue as a keeper of my home because I can find myself wanting to tackle so many seemingly “good things” but I have to determine what is the “best thing” to be focusing on at that moment and determine to stick with it until it is finished.

When I find myself flitting from task to task leaving each one unfinished, is when I have to discipline myself just to finish the job that I am on before moving to the next. When we start and stop tasks without finishing them, our to-do list only continues to grow and adds unnecessary stress to our day.

Not a profound post here today,  just a bit of encouragement for you to stay on task with me.

When you start unloading the dishwasher – finish it.

When you go to get dressed – don’t leave your room until you’re done.

When you start cleaning out a drawer or cupboard – stay on task until it’s done.

When you bake those cookies – finish baking them and clean up your mess too.

Make sure you do stop to meet the needs of your child or spouse or neighbor – otherwise don’t stop to check Facebook or email or your phone. When you’re talking with your child or spouse, make sure you give them your undivided attention.

Try to keep the mindset that social media and non-work related email is a treat to be enjoyed after you have dealt with the important responsibilities you need to take care of for the day.

It is much more enjoyable to sit and answer an email to a friend or check Facebook messages knowing I have dealt with the responsibilities well in my home. When I have tasks that are left unfinished, and I am sitting going through the Facebook feed, it is not a very enjoyable experience – guilt sets in quickly and it should.

So starting today let’s set our minds to stay on task and work diligently at the work the Lord has set before us in our homes.

Who’s with me on this one?

She looks well to the ways of her household    and does not eat the bread of idleness.~ Proverbs 31:27 ~

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  1. Julie @ Loggers Wife says:

    I’ve gotten so much worse at this since having a kid. Then you add a fixer-upper home, a frugal lifestyle (ie. diy everything from painting the walls to making my own chicken nuggets), a blog, and an Etsy shop…..I’m so easily distracted because so much has to get done. So yes, I’m with you. Today I will work hard to stay on task and finish a task at one time. 😉

    (Visiting from the Capture Your Journey link-up)

  2. Amiejo Smith says:

    So simple but I know it would help.

  3. Thank you for the reminder to stay on task. It actually reduces stress and allows a more fruitful life

  4. I get it too. The older I get the more I seem to notice something else that needs to be done, while I’m working on a job. Then I think, “if I don’t stop and do this right now, I’ll forget”.
    By the time I’ve finished the second or third or fourth or……job. I forget to go back to finish my first job.

  5. Annie Kate says:

    Great post. I read it with my 12 year old, and saw both of us in it, she not finishing tasks, and me just trying to do too much good stuff. So, this once, being unfocused was perhaps good for both of us since we both needed to read this. LOL

  6. Judy Zander says:

    This is exactly what I was working on in my home! …. until I got destracted! LOL Thanks for a great reminder to STAY ON TASK UNTIL THE JOB IS DONE! (Sorry, but sometimes I have to yell at myself. hehe)

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