The problem with having a stay-at-home job is focus. It’s so easy to run downstairs for a bottle of water and end up tossing in a load of laundry, folding what just came out of the dryer, and thinking of at least two people you need to call for some reason. What was supposed to be a 2 minute trip to the kitchen becomes a 40 minute detour.
I’m not usually too bad at focus, when the story is humming. When it’s not, well, I can think of a lot of things I need to get done. Add to that the guilt of needing to organize the house and get everything put away, and focus becomes an issue.
On a bigger scale, I have trouble with focus in that I want to do so many things and spread myself thin. Concentrating on one thing means I will become more accomplished at it. A master of a particular thing rather than a jack-of-all-trades.
My goal is to become a master. Focus is the key. It will take effort, of course, just like getting those muscles back into shape. One day at a time.
How do you deal with focus? Are you a pro at it? If so, what’s your secret? 🙂