Yeah, gotcha. These days, our attention is as fractured as a kaleidoscope, splintering in a million directions at once. It’s getting harder and harder to reign in our focus enough to write or create.
I write about this in my book, but I’ll say it here: The real game of productivity isn‘t time management, it’s focus management.
One miraculous thing about free-writing is that it’s an excellent focus management practice. Using a timer – a simple but potent tool – to help develop and maintain your focus. I’ve tried writing without the timer and it’s oh so easy to slip off somewhere else to see what’s going on.
Try the timer! See how it helps you garner your focus.
Prompt: Focus feels…
This is part of a 30-day series focused on how free-writing can change your life. Start from the beginning here.