In this video, Dave Crenshaw talks about establishing a sanctuary and using it to develop focus. Learn to create a place that is free of all digital distractions so that you can improve your focus.
- If you've ever watched a martial arts movie,…where an apprentice goes to a master…to learn the martial art, you'll know that there's…a training room, or a dojo, a special place set aside…for them to work together.…When it comes to your digital focus,…how can you create that sort of environment?…Particularly, when it seems like everything…is constantly assaulting us.…We're constantly being interrupted…by beeps and buzzes and noises.…Comedian, Joe Zimmerman, once commented…that he lost his phone and then experienced joy…for the first time since childhood.…
Now, that's an exaggeration, but to a degree,…that's the reality that we're experiencing.…How can we create this digital-free zone…without having to lose our phones?…First, you can schedule an hour…or a day of the week…that you set aside, where you are not going…to use technology.…It's simply a time where you're going to turn off the phone…or the computer.…I have a coaching client who calls these monk days.…And she establishes them well in advance,…in her calendar, on a monthly basis.…
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- Maintaining focus for longer periods of time
- Using your calendar to preserve focus
- Building a mental firewall
- Establishing expectations and boundaries
- Making time for others
- Avoiding distractions in a digital world
- Improving your workspace