Getting Out of Focus Again

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March 15, 2023

"So many things to do, so little time."

I don't know who said that first, but I feel I am sort of overwhelmed by the number of things that need and want to do. So many things, that I can not focus on what I need to do first. So overwhelmed that I don't even know what I NEED to do first.

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Offline and Online Work

I work as a part-time teacher for a secondary school here. I am teaching computer subjects for at least three grade levels. This year, I am teaching Scratch programming and Robotics (using Arduino).

I do love teaching these subjects. Because of these two subjects, I now have ideas/lessons that I can use to make tutorial videos. That's why I created my YouTube Channel Tech Bytes Central (I changed the name from Daily Tech Life).

This, however, added to the many things that I need to do. In effect, I lost track of some of the original goals and plans that I have for this year.

Goals that Went to the Sidelines

  1. Reading Goals. My goal was to read at least twenty-six books this year. That's at least two books per month. I was able to finish my first book in the first two weeks of January, but after that, I failed to finish my second book even now.

  2. At least one design per day for RedBubble. I revamped my RedBubble store. However, I haven't even visited the site for quite some time.

  3. Web Comics Project - I have a lot of stories that I have been playing in my mind for a long time. I started creating one of the stories in Medibang Paint. I already sketched a few pages and even finished coloring a page.

  4. Writing Goals. For the past three or four months, I have not been too active in any writing platforms. Well... at least I'm trying to get back to writing online now.

What's Keeping Me Busy?

  1. Teaching Job - For those who have been following me already know that I teach part-time for a private high school. It's my backup source of income in case I don't earn much online. However, I have been spending more time on this job.

  2. Scratch and Arduino Tutorials - These are two courses/subjects that I teach in high school.

    1. Scratch - an introductory platform for block programming developed by MIT. It's a fun and easy way to learn to program.

    2. Arduino - or the Arduino Uno is an open-sourced micro-controller board that is used to learn robotics.

  3. YouTube Channel and Video Editing- Since I am already creating the video content, I thought why not make a YouTube Channel for them along with things that I want to share related to technology today? However, editing one tutorial video takes longer than I thought it would. Then again, I think with practice, I can make one video in an hour or two.

Some Distractions

  1. TV Shows - whenever I get tired, I watch some TV shows online. Here are some of the titles that I have been watching lately.

    1. The Last of Us

    2. The Mandalorian Season 3

    3. The Flash Season 9

    4. The Swarm

  2. Playing Mobile Legends With The Kids - I guess this is a welcome distraction. These are my bonding moments with my kids. However, I know I have to find some alternative activities that do not require a gadget.

What Should I Do?

  1. Remind me of my goals at least twice every single day - I already listed my long-term and short-term goals. I have to make it a habit to read them and even update them if necessary twice every single day.

  2. Set my priorities. This is one of my weaknesses. I jump from one task to another. I suppose by reading my goals twice every day, I can prioritize which tasks need to be done first.

  3. Focus - With a lack of prioritization, comes a lack of focus.

  4. Write About The TV Shows and Movies that I watch. One of my posts suggested, I should write some reviews on the shows that I've been watching. I think I will do just that.

In Closing

Managing my time is an ongoing struggle for me. There are times I can manage my time effectively and get productive. However, only for a while. I get distracted easily.

I need a constant reminders to avoid getting out of focus again.

It's a constant struggle, and for countless times, I end up going through the days with no direction. Nevertheless, I would realize my shortcomings and try another approach how to beat this bad habit of going out of focus again and again.

Thanks for reading.

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I know you can do all things no matter theres many distractions. Just keep gking though.

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Sometimes I got distracted too especially that I am always using my phone doing my side hustles. I ended up looking at my social media accounts hahaha.

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hehe.. That's the reason I turned the notifications off for my social media.

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I like you doing experiments using Arduino. The GIF looks so appealing. How do you create GIFs?

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Thanks. I started playing with the animation feature of Canva today. hmmm... that can be a topic for another tutorial in the coming days.

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