I recommend everyone take the Myers-Briggs personality test. I wish I would have known about this test sooner in life. It would have saved me a lot of time and money. You can find the test all over the internet free. My Myers-Briggs personality is ENFP, which stands for Extroverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Perceiving. Since this blog is about all things ENFP I do plan on going into more detail about it in future posts.
One of the challenging things about ENFP is staying focused on one task at a time. We get so excited thinking about all the possibilities, choices, and endless opportunities that we lose interest in the tasks required to manifest our goals.
Here are a few tips I have learned as an ENFP that have helped me stay focused
Keep a journal– I have a journal near me whenever I am at work, reading, doing chores around the house you name it. I always have a journal somewhere within reach. Why? If I have an idea, thought, or spark of inspiration that pops into my head while organizing my closet or typing a work email. I can quickly jot it down and get back to the task at hand. It also encourages me to finish the task, knowing I have a new thought I get to explore once the job is complete. My preference is plain college-ruled notebooks, but any journal will do.
Do important task first- Get the task that is most important on your to-do list done first. If you need to clean your kitchen and every single dish is dirty, do not start sweeping the floor. Wash the dishes first; that way, if you get distracted, you at least got the dishes cleaned. Get the most impactful task done first then focus on the smaller ones. I know every task is essential, but trust me, you aren’t going to get them all done with your attention span.
Set aside time to explore ideas – This is different from the time you allocate for family and friends or relaxing after work. As an ENFP, you need to set aside time alone to explore all of those ideas you put away in your journal. Knowing I have this time blocked off somewhere in my week has helped me power through mundane items on my to-do list. If you are super busy and overwhelmed, try to schedule 15 mins one day this week to devote to exploring ideas.
Those are my tips for staying focused as an ENFP.
Please share any tips that keep you focused as an ENFP.