Posted by on December 13, 2016

Last week, I had an insight that I shared in the Master Key Mastermind Alliance Mental Diet Group,

I feel the greatest benefits of the Mental Diet are that it helps me gain Self-Mastery and helps me Foster my Focus.  It’s much easier to stay focused when I’m not getting derailed by internal drama.

The Mental Diet has come in handy several times this week, already!!! :)

At the same time, I made a decision to shift my daily schedule to focus first on my top priority action toward achieving my DMP.  I moved writing 2 to 3 hours at the top of my day, before I do anything else.  My brain and will energy are at their best, strongest and freshest first thing in the morning.

The theme of fostering my focus has continued into this week.

I’ve been playing with different ways to set up my editorial and writing schedules.

However, I’ve had difficulty sorting out how to get everything I am juggling in front of me, in a way where I could see and think, as I set up these various writing projects.

Sunday evening, I remembered once reading about using Google Calendar for setting up Editorial Calendars.  I pulled up that old article, and one thing led to another, and I started playing with layering Google calendars.

When layering calendars you create new calendars for each specific purpose or project.  In my case, I did this for each business, and project I have in play right now.  Then I scheduled the times slots for each calendar as recurring events.  And started customizing each recurring event to what I want to accomplish each day.

I’m loving this process.  I’ve never used Google Calendar before and this tool is doing exactly what I want it to do for me, and more.

Super Jazzed … !!!!screenshot-of-editorial-calendar

As I play with the calendars I can hide or display what I need to laser in my focus, or zoom out for a bigger picture.

I’ve color-coded the various calendars, too.

Today, I’m playing with the tasks tools in Google to set up check lists for repeatable actions.  This way, I’m not reinventing the wheel every time I do something.  And it also allows me to tweak and fine tune my processes. *Kaizen

Yep… I’m a systems gal… LOL.

The calendar automatically updates on my phone.  (I’ll be honest, I don’t know how that happens, or why.  It’s just a serendipitous add-on benefit.)  So, I have easy access to everything on the fly.

If you haven’t discovered Google Calendars, check it out.

With the “Sit”, the Mental Diet, and Google Calendar … I can do anything.  :)

How about you?  How are you fostering your focus?


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Feature Image Credit:  sasint @ Pixabay

Originally posted @: Edina – Master Key

 

 

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