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how-to-focus

Published on: 2021-07-05

So, I decided to to something unusual for me: write on a piece of paper. Yup, you read that right. It feels like we are no longer allowed to handwrite anymore. Paper is viewed as clutter because it was bastardized, paper is relayed to second roles compared to screens.

Anyhow, I took a blank legal sheet, turned it in landscape position and instinctively wrote down "How to focus?" in the center, vertically and horizontally.

I drew a mind map, not something I was familiar with. I interconnected ideas and thoughts about the main goal: how to focus.

After regrouping items, I ended up with 3 main ideas.

  1. Kill distractions
  2. Reduce commitments
  3. Set boundaries

1. Kill distractions

2. Reduce commitments

3. Set boundaries


This map has no pretention to be complete or accurate. It's just what came up on that sheet when I decided to jot down notes. And I'm somewhat amazed by how little time was required to come up with the map.

I would probably add "slow down" somewhere. Leo Babauta wrote something related the other day.

The bottom line is that I need to action some changes in my life to remove more mindless browsing and to start to be mindful on a real, bold focus to create and structure my ideas in a better way.

Specifically, I need to:


The book Focus by Leo Babauta is still my bible and I archived a local copy here.

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