What I Do When I Can’t Focus

Are you struggling to finish your tasks? Are you always distracted by notifications, gossiping, or anything that’s random?

 

 

In that case, you and I are alike. And you know what? Focusing on a single thing is probably one of the hardest things at work.

There’s always something that interrupts you, right?

  • Another person
  • A phone call
  • A meeting
  • A false emergency

Sure, you can blame on these things but that’s weak. You and I, we both know that things can’t interrupt you without your permission. And that simply means that every time you’re not focused, you’re simply giving someone or something the permission to invade your mind.

Scary, isn’t it?

Your life will never benefit just by looking at Instagram or Facebook, watching useless Youtube videos and reading negative articles.

 

 

So, what can you do to improve your focus? Here, are 2 things that I always do when I find myself not being able to focus on what really matters to me.

  • ELIMINATE – 

Every day, we accumulate stuff. We accumulate ideas. It’s the human tendency to make the ideas which are exposed openly as their own. Funny, isn’t it? Have you ever thought about that?

 

 

Okay, so let me take up my own example here. Being a writer, I constantly observe so many things around me on a regular basis. People actually come up and give me n number of ideas which I actually appreciate and one such idea was of starting a YouTube Channel. I built the strategy, I worked on creating a model for it. But there was just problem –  It consumes too much of my time and attention and as a consequence of it, I have to spend less time on writing and creating new articles. I thought of doing only that thing in which my time was fruitfully strategized and organized and that’s how eliminating comes into place. Eliminating is a key strategy that I use in many aspects of my life and so want you to focus on.

It’s important to figure out what you need to eliminate from your lives to make it completely organized, simple and that it’s easy to focus on?

If you’re struggling with focusing your mind on a single thing, try this strategy. Make your life simple and that’s a breeze to live.

  •  THINK ABOUT YOUR PAST SUCCESS- 

 

 

So, 2017 was actually the best year of my life as my passion for working as a writer came into existence and that’s how I started with my own blogging website. It’s never easy to step forward and take critics and that’s what helped me to grow – as a person and as a writer. The life of a blogger starts with the booming stats in the first six months but what after a year or so when the audience gets bored with your creative content? That’s where you have to start with your next strategy!

All you need to do is remember all those positive events that happened in the past. That’s a strategy to overcome your cold phases and runs a stream of positive energy levels in your blood.

Have you ever heard of the neurotransmitter, Serotonin? Serotonin is present on the right side of the brain and is responsible for all your emotional and creative nature. To improve your focus, boost your serotonin activity. When serotonin goes up, your focus goes up. Ultimately, that’s what you should do.

When I can’t focus, the first thing I do is acknowledge the problem and the solution required to correct that problem. Some people go through life without even acknowledging they have problems.

Focus on your life. Think about what matters to you. Do those things and don’t get distracted. Learn to stay on the path!

From The Parallel Edit & Team, I’ll see you in the next one!

TA’DA

 

 

 

The Dreamer!

It all starts with an ambition to do something, that hungriness to do something big. It all starts with a dream, a dream full of vision and outcomes. There are many talented people who haven’t fulfilled their dreams because they over thought it or were too cautious about the audacity and ultimately unwilling to make that leap of faith. Are you feeling something relatable?

 

 

When I meet people, I can often figure out whether the person is going to do something or just flirting with the idea. Those who carry their idea to execution are actually the ones who are single-mindedly focused on creating it. You and only you know when the idea will be ripe and when do you have to eat it. A half-baked cake will never be as tasty as a hot chocolate fudge provided, you need to have patience when you’re working on your dreams. No successful person has achieved fame and wealth overnight.

 

 

What do you actually mean by a desire and a dream? Dr Abdul Kalam has very well quoted “ A dream is not something which you see while sleeping but it is something which doesn’t allow you to sleep!”.

Remember,

Your Desire for Success    >    Your Fear of Failure

Life is all about living up to one’s desires and dreams and I believe in everyone having a dream, no matter small or big. True education is something which can be helpful in differentiating between the two of them.

A Game Between A Dream And A Desire!

  • A desire is like a craving and dream is like hunger. Cravings can be changed at a time but a dream? Can only be sated upon fulfilment.

 

  • A desire can make a person selfish whereas dreams will build ideas, processes and even organizations.

 

  • A desire is all about yourself but a dream is something which expands your vision over the idea of changing yourself and the ones surrounding you.

 

 

BE A DREAMER!

Be a dreamer.

See all the beauty despite the outcomes it may lead you. The joy in every single move.

Be a dreamer.

Reach out for the impossible, the illusions you get when you’re alone. Turn them into reality as this is the only time you have got to play.

Be a dreamer.

Live out the opportunities. Be a dreamer and see the world as it should be. ALIVE AND VIBRANT!

Be a dreamer.

Be surprised with our own results. Dream the moment and build the life of a free soul. Unrestrained, glorious and massive!

Be a dreamer.

Paint the colour of your dreams as your life is a canvas. Be a dreamer!

 

And, I just want to conclude here by saying that If you don’t want the next 10 Years to be like the last then now is the time to do something different!

Work now and live the rest of your life like a champion!

We have officially crossed 5k+ views with this blog post. Thank you so much to each and everyone who have been loving my content.

See you in the next one, people!

TA’DA

 

 

 

How To Stay Motivated During Your Exams!

Okay, so boards are around the corner. The clock is running faster than normal and it’s almost time to show your potential on the sheet but firstly, I just want to congratulate and say –  All the best to each and every one of you who are appearing in these board exams. Nervous? Confused? Happens!

 

 

Being senior to you and your elder brother, trust me this phase will actually show what you truly are. You’ll get to know yourself well, you’ll be able to communicate with yourself in a better way and those intuitions will definitely strike. You just got to listen to them, believe in them and work hard. Like I always say, focus on your strengths and not your weaknesses.

The time you get between your exams is actually very crucial so make sure you are utilising your time well. Your performance in the exam is directly proportional to what you feed your mind today. You might be a good performer in the whole semester but if you aren’t moving with a positive mental game, you’ll not be able to achieve the standards you have set for yourself. So, having a positive mindset is what you need to focus on apart from your studies.

 

 

I have always believed in this one simple principle – ‘The one who works hard will never experience failure.’ The one who expects way too much and doesn’t work up to the bar will never stand a place. So, it’s better to accept what you’re capable of doing, accept your mistakes and rather than leaving them, work on them and improve.

How to study effectively for the exams?

 

Credits: https://medium.com/passtheboardexam/how-two-regular-students-reviewed-and-topped-the-civil-engineers-board-exam-5735958c3f8d

 

  1. With so much of competition prevailing in the Indian Education System, I have just one simple tip to offer – Meditate as much as you can and then sit for your studies. Don’t let the peer pressure affect your mindset. You don’t have to hurry, you don’t have to run fast as you may get down. Work and run at your own speed, don’t try to act smart and overtake. Believe in yourself, your hard work will determine your success rate.
  2. Time Management is what you have to work on. Not every exam will have 7 days off so prepare your schedule in such a way, that each topic gets sufficient time and priority.
  3. If you’re not a fast writer, practice writing when you’re studying. Eventually, it will help you to enhance your speed and make notes simultaneously will help you to learn fastly.
  4. You have to forget about the marks at this time, as this can build up stress in your head. Focus on working rather than stressing over.
  5. On the course of studying, we usually forget to get our hands on mastering the basics. If you have sufficient time, start with the basics first and then move onto the important topics.
  6. For some maths is really a tough subject to handle, and they plan to polish it at the end. However, it is you who will appear for the exam, whatever strategy you make, stick to it.

 

Credits: https://www.mindler.com/blog/stress-time-management-exams-tips/

 

In the end, I just want to conclude by saying – Be a Self Motivator, nobody else is going to do that for you. Rather than stressing over, enjoy and work hard in this phase. Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something in you and that is greater than any obstacle.

All the very best to the students appearing in board exams. Blessings for y’all!

I value your feedback so don’t hesitate to email me with any questions.

Cheers to your success!

Arpit Pahwa ( The Parallel Edit )

 

Please Don’t Settle!

Hey there, my lovely people! So, I know I’m super late this time in delivering a blog post. My Apology. Apparently, was just in a mind block and due to the same reason, was not able to write any content.

I didn’t start The Parallel Edit with the intention of turning it into a business. It began as a Free WordPress Blog in 2017 and that was meant to keep me inspired during a difficult time in my life. It’s not that I have been writing to entertain anyone here but to make sure, how can I get that motivation while living in the ‘demotivated phase of my life’.

I have been enjoying creating content that has seemed to resonate with so many people over all this time and that’s what I want you people to learn – to do something which you actually love and not like.

Don’t settle for less, don’t crave for more.

You know I’m just like you people. Gets easily bored, a risk taker, always colours outside the lines, think with my heart, make a lot of mistakes, hate the rules, believe in working independently but the most highlighting of them all, is I believe in dreaming big.

Create a good picture for a better living.

Start a process. Analyze your growth for the first 6 months. Maybe it won’t work out. Maybe it’s not going to go your way. Maybe, It’s just going to be another stupid idea you try, that doesn’t catch out. Maybe everyone will laugh at your failure but just follow this one simple principle and that is – “Please Don’t Settle!”

 

 

Think about it? How much better you would be or precisely, your life would be if you could change the conversation going in your head?

Someone close to me once said, as you get older and wiser as you go on your own journey, you will have to be your own mother, your own father, your own angel and your own teacher and after all this time I have found this true when it comes to communicating with myself.

Settling in failure can never give you a living you have always wanted to build. You have to keep moving, keep grinding in order to find some place and some light in this beautiful world.

Thereby, sharing my few personal tips to stay motivated and these are as follows-

  • Accomplish one thing in the morning, big or small
  • Use the momentum from it to go on.
  • Remind yourself why you’re alive!
  • Make a game out of your challenges
  • Take a photo of the best part that happened in your day
  • Talk to yourself in your free time. Communicating with yourself is necessary!
  • Recognize and show off your progress.
  • Celebrate other people’s success.
  • Be kind, fair and unafraid to speak up!

When you’re faced with a creativity block, what’s your strategy to get innovating? I value your feedback and don’t hesitate in writing me down with your strategies. Would surely love to read them up. Email me with your questions by tapping on the contact category.

Have a great week ahead!

Cheers to your success!

Arpit Pahwa