This post is meant to celebrate the improvements we see in ourselves. It may be hard sometimes to find what works best for you, but when you manage to, you should celebrate that victory.
First of all, let me start by saying that great friends are hard to come by and I count myself lucky. I am lucky that I have people in my life that welcome me to their experiences and share good things with me. And this week I have been able to discover something so precious that no comparison would do it justice: a place where I am able to focus.
I have been struggling a lot with focusing on just one task. I will admit that I am a chronic procrastinator on the mend and that I easily get distracted by other things, no matter the task at hand. In the past I have tried the Pomodoro Technique and if you don’t know about it, I really suggest you give it a try. But now, that I have more time on my hands and more opportunity to learn and work on the blog, I wanted more.
So a good friend of mine showed me the golden nugget of learning and focus that is the National Library. Not only is it a beautiful building, but it is also silent. There are no distractions, you cannot procrastinate by talking, because you would really bother other people. Of course you can still waste your time on social media, but for some reason, I had no desire to do that. I managed a full 4 hours of actual uninterrupted work (except for a short stretch of my legs every hour or so). It may not seem like much, but to me it was a real victory. So I think I have found a new place to work from and I am extremely happy about it.
That being said, I don’t think that one recipe applies to all. For every aspect of your life that you want to improve, you should try many things, many methods. Ask around and find out what other people are doing and try. Eventually you will find those methods that work for you. I am just really glad that I found something that works for me and I am very, very grateful for it.