Senior Moments and the need to stay focused.
Ever have those days when you find you mind drifting away or just forgetting halfway through the writing process, just exactly what you were trying to put across?
Providing that there is no underlying medical reason for this and then you do need to have a chat with your local health care professional, what methods can one adapt to remain focussed on the task at hand?
A friend of mine said he did the following. Before sitting down to write at his particular allocated time & place, he would do all those niggling little tasks that were hanging about; post that cheque, put out the garbage, feed the animals, etc and then go for a brief walk around the neighbourhood.
While on his walk, he would repeat a mantra, relating to the writing task in front of him, forcing out all other thoughts and thus focussing only on the primary task.
Whatever system you use is not important, just as long as it works for you. I would love to hear what YOU do to remain focussed.
Lastly, this little video link summarises how I feel on most days; I am, after all, a senior citizen in training!
Don’t you just love the words ” the process never gets started”?