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Find Your Focus

Take this challenge and get up to 70 ekopoints

Have you ever had a long to-do-list and wound up accomplishing one or two tasks by the end of the day? Staying focussed doesn’t come easy to everyone!

Procrastination starts when we’re at school and continues in our adult lives. A NICE Systems study found that an employee spends an average of 5 hours per week on Internet sites unrelated to work. Procrastination can also creep in our daily lives with certain mundane tasks being constantly put off: cleaning, laundry, grocery shopping…

There are many reasons why we procrastinate: the task makes us feel uncomfortable, scared, overwhelmed or stressed… In fact, experts agree that procrastinators actively look for distractions as a way of regulating their own emotions such as fear or failure.

Thankfully, many resources exist that can help us procrastinate less. There is even software (RescueTime, FocusBooster, etc.) that encourages productivity. Sometimes we just have to bite the bullet and start! Once we begin, the dreaded task can feel much less overwhelming.

For more information:

Overcoming Procrastination
Focus Booster
RescueTime

To earn 50 ekopoints, write a list of tasks in the morning that you want to accomplish during the day. At the end of the day, tell us how many tasks you managed to complete!

Last reports from users

  • Try to focus!

    In the morning I made a list of what I wanted to accomplish today and I actually succeeded. I finished creating worksheets for my students which I had put off for a couple of days. I cleaned my bedroo...

    Aviva Fuchs

    15 April 2015


  • Get more focused

    Wow! I am amazed at how much I got done just by making a list! I must have completed over 12 tasks in half a day. Yes, I completed them all and it was very rewarding to be able to cross a task off the...

    joyce stem

    9 April 2015


  • Focus

    So i wrote a list of tasks for the day. The ones i managed to finish are go shopping for groceries, make my bed, do the laundry, clean up the house, wash the windows, and wash the cars. It was very re...

    Anna Mierzwa

    31 March 2015


  • Revised list

    I usually have an impossibly long to do list...so for this challenge I just picked the top 6 things that had to get done ASAP and focused on them. I got 3 done yesterday and one was a big job! Defrost...

    Angela Lim

    30 March 2015


  • Finding My Focus

    I tend to give myself massive to do lists that could never be done in one day or weekend no matter what I did. Then I feel discouraged and ignore the remainder of the list for a while because of my la...

    Sharlene Mohlman

    27 March 2015