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Leo in his article named constant task switching Talks about how to stop wandering and gives some simple steps one can follow to get the Focus back.

I know I’m losing focus when I’m constantly jumping around from task to task.

This is a “red flag” for me — a sign that I’m doing something wrong. You’ve done it too: switching from one browser tab to another, opening various emails and other messages, checking on this and that. No focus, lots of stress, lots of mental exhaustion without really getting anything done.

The solutions he offers later in the article are minimal, clear and easy to put to practice.

The Solo Training ride

The Solo Training Ride

The task spreads out before me like molasses poured onto a tabletop, indulging in its viscous immensity. Its growing breadth makes it a kind of enigma, the sort distinguished by an elusive end and therefor an intangible beginning. It occurs to me, at this moment, that the difference between those who achieve and those who stagnate is not measured by their greatness, but by their courage to begin. There is a boldness in embarking on that to which the end is unknown, to trust in your ability to navigate a path along which the way can be felt more than it can be seen.

In life, our path is fractured by the paths of those in our social and professional proximity. In training, we are simply a product of our discipline and will. In a world full of change and flux, training stands out as a beautifully simple thing. Time in the saddle goes in one end, and progress comes out the other. The magnitude of the change we see as a result is directly proportional to our commitment to a goal; there is nowhere to to seek answers to our failures but inside ourselves.

Just cant be put any better for a cyclist by a cyclist. Simply the essence of training.The entire post is nice read.

Focus on Writing

Focus on Writing

If there is one behavior that would change my life by leaps and bounds would be to stop procrastinating. I procrastinate a lot and I probably would put any procrastination scale to shame. As a hobbyist blogger, I procrastinate in that role as well, and that’s exactly why Posts are so infrequent, while a list of To Write keeps growing on iCloud. Staying on the topic of procrastination, Leo Babuta has an excellent post here to help for writers. I have it linked here as more of a reminder to me while sharing the tips.

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