Many times when you start with your entrepreneurial journey, you face many challenges like co-founder issues, revenue challenges, frustration of not able to execute or execute it slow. But believe me, bigger challenge is to making your mind stable and able to make it focus on one thing at a time. Mind keeps jumping from one branch of thought to another. Many times you keep thinking about what will happen in future:- will your idea work, will you be able to make it big, what if your idea will fail, what people will think if you fail? And if these thoughts are coming to you just before the bed, you will end up spending entire night awake. Happen to me many times and still happen.
And all this mind play do effect your physical health also. So what’s the solution? Let me list down few solutions which I see working for me:-
- Meditation & Yoga:- No, I haven’t started meditating because I came to know that Steve Jobs used to do it. I started doing it because want to calm down my hyperactive mind and achieve better physical health. It’s better to learn Yoga and Meditation under guided supervision. There are many organizations out there who teaches you how to properly do yoga and meditation. But don’t get settle down till you find a mentor that makes sense to you. DO NOT expect that you will be able to see Lord Shiva or anything like that once you start doing mediation. Meditation is a great tool to start learning to observe your mind, to start practicing mindfulness(living in moment).
- Organize yourself better:- It is difficult to get organize. There are n-number of tools out there that help you create to-do list. Though no one worked from me till date. Yes, but what worked is when I start my day with a high level task list(in my mind or simply on notepad). And don’t open whatsapp/facebook or take phone calls when you are in mid of your work (here again mediation helps). Get into routine and try to stick to it. Checkout below blog for details on how to create routine when initially you are building your product.(pls go there once you finish up here 🙂 )
- Do a physical activity:-Hitting a gym, doing summing, running or picking up a game help in increase your focus. A healthy mind lives in a health body. I was always able to solve complex programming problems after I am back from gym. Now days job needs more and more time of your sitting on computers and under air-conditions environments. Do you remember, when was the last time you sweat out?
You have to observe yourself closely and see what works and what doesn’t work to you. Remember your Focus always needs Focus.