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This weekend, I was talking to a group of moms at our son’s football game and one of them said that she has such a hard time focusing in the evenings because there are so many things to do. She felt like she was being pulled in so many directions that she would start doing one thing, only to switch to something else. ¬† I can relate.

Between sports, homework, packing lunches, making dinner and more… we have always pulled in so many ways. ¬† This is the time when our brains need us to be really working hard to keep it strong & focused.

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Here are 5 ways to have better focus, so we can get those things done that need to be done.

1- Think of your brain like a picture. ¬†I read once that focus is like a blurry picture, with one spot that is not blurry. ¬†That one spot that is “in-focus” is the clear spot. ¬†Before you become overwhelmed, think of all of the things that have to be done and pick one of them. ¬†Make everything else in your mind “blurry” except for this one task that you are going to complete. ¬† When it is completed, move to another area in your “picture”.

2- Make a to-do list, but STICK TO IT. ¬† How many times do we make these lists but never go back to it? ¬†We never cross out our things once they are done. ¬†We jump around from #1 to #5. ¬† ¬†Today, make a list and do it…in order. ¬†Once you complete an item, cross it off.

3- Take care of your body & your mind.  Eat the right foods & drink the right drinks.   Try INVIA in place of coffee or soda.

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It adds to your daily value of water consumption and it doesn’t make you jittery. ¬†It’s an effective formula (with high-quality ingredients) that are proven to enhance focus & performance to bring out the best version of you.
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4. Turn off notifications on your phone or computer. ¬† They are like a little distraction that comes along and says “Hey- over here- come on… do this instead”. ¬† Step away from the electronics, or if you are on them, turn off notifications until your must-do tasks are completed.

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5- Learn to say NO to the things that don’t matter. ¬† Learn to say no to yourself, too. ¬† I try to never add a task that doesn’t have to be there unless I have time for it. ¬† For example, reorganizing the pantry would be great, because it needs it, but today isn’t going to be the day to do it because my to-do list is already long enough.

It is important to know your limits and to know that putting too much on your plate cannot only overwhelm you but can cause stress to you & your family.   Try to stay focused, eat right, drink water (add a little INVIA) and workout.   Oh- and get enough sleep!   This is hard for parents, with children waking up all through the night, but go to bed at a decent time and try to get as much sleep as you can.

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I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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