Archive for focus
Focus is extremely important, I’m sure we all agree on that. I have put a quick list of tips to help you quickly regain your focus in ant situation. The reason is that it is becoming more and more clear to me that at times when my focus is sharp, my results are much closer to what I want than when it is all over the place!
But knowing that is one thing. Controling your focus is another thing all together.
We often use the excuse “not enough time” to explain why we don’t spend more time planning, focusing and getting clear on what we want. However I’m going to suggest here, that even when we do have the time we don’t always do this. Why is that? Lack of energy? Lack of belief? Maybe a lack of appreciating the importance of such actions?
I don’t know what the right answer is, probably some sort of a mix. I just know that there is no escaping the fact that getting clear on what you want and focusing on it – is the quickest and easiest way to achieve it!
So, without further adue, here are my 3 tips to help you regain focus even during the most chaotic times.
1. Find at least a few minutes a day to just spend some quiet time with yourself.
NO MATTER WHAT! It doesn’t matter how you spend those minutes (taking a walk/jog, lying down, meditating, whatever…) as long as you let the outside noises subside, and give room for your inner voice to be heard. This is so beneficial in regaining focus, you will feel the change immediately!
2. Thought Shifting
Whenever during the day you find yourself losing your focus - STOP!
Deliberately decide to shift your thoughts (and subsequently your emotions) from what is disturbing you, to what it is you would like to experience right now. For example if you just had an argument with your spouse or child, and you are really mad at them! It is easy to dwell on the feeling of how irritating they can be and so on. But it doesn’t really get you any where! Rather try to imagine how you would like to feel. Picture this person smiling at you lovingly, remind yourself how much you actually love and appreciate them! I know this can be difficult when you are mad, but the more you manage to focus on what you want, and try to feel it, the closer it is coming to you.
This kind of deliberate thougt shifting helps you stay in control of your emotions, and therefore gain more focus.
3. Lastly – Segmant Planning.
Before you begin any task, set aside even a few seconds to think of how you would like to see this task complete. For example before leaving home to fetch your kid from a friend, instead of worrying about how much traffic there will be, set forth an intention that the roads are open and green lights great you along the way. Obviously your belief and level of connection will determine how accurate you intentions will play out. It is always good to point out to your subconscious how you would want this next segment of your day to unfold, so you have it on board and ready to help create the desired outcome. When you set forth clear intentions, you automatically regain your focus.
I hope this will help you out on those crazy days when you cannot even remember how to spell the word FOCUS!
If you havn’t yet, I recommend you download my free meditation mp3 , which is perfect for relaxing, setting forth your intensions, and getting focused in only a few minutes a day!
All the best