¡Bienvenid@s a mi blog sobre loving the process of balancing my bi-cultural life. Me llamo Beatriz (31, West L.A.) and I married my soul-mate in July 2012. Together we live a vegan and fit lifestyle while having awesome bilingual conversations. I'm a public health advocate, feminist, environmentalist and social justice activist. I'm passionate about Latino culture, plant-based nutrition, holistic health, optimal fitness and The Beatles! My mission is to “Live, Love, Learn, and Leave a Legacy.”
Friday, September 14, 2012
My Actions Steps to Learning How to Focus and Be Productive (Part 1)
So in my journey to learn how to
focus my attention and get my butt down and study, write and be productive, I
did some research. I tent to hyper-focus when I like something, so I knew I
should look into only three sites:
ØTake medications as directed. I already do take my medication and I am my own doctor and pharmacist!
eating a healthy plant-based diet,
working out at least 5 days a week,
staying hydrated, and
sleeping deeply and soundly.
I need to train myself to take notes of EVERYHING, use Post-It notes, alarm
clocks, reminders, emails and having checklists. I need to have an organized
space to have a clear mind and get to work.
ØControl impulsive behavior. I constantly have my internet on and every time something pops into my head I Google it! Ahhh! One of my compulsions also is making sure I have an empty inbox: I check my email, reply back as soon as possible and read as much information as possible I get from websites I'm subscribed to. I’ve limited checking my Facebook
account once a day only, but that is still not perfect.
Having the internet off while I work is helpful. When I go to coffee shops or
even being at home while Bret listens to music I need my ear plugs so I can
ØFind constructive outlets for excess energy. I am the type of person that loves to exercise and needs to exercise. When I exercise, not
only am I good at focusing during my workouts, I also am more productive during
the day because I have expelled so much energy. Working-out essential to get enough blood flow
into my brain and body.
ØAsk for help.
Thank God I have such a supportive husband, he’s a blessing!