Focus

Hello World

What on earth is this about and who is interested?
How can anyone write a blog about this word?
What does it exactly mean to us – on the street?
Is there an app or do we have to work this one out?

Can we read this blog, end it there and Do Nothing?
WHY would anyone want to spend time and focus?
Does it require our racy mind to learn to slow down?

What does the dictionary have to say about this?
What are Google and the Internet saying about focus?

English Oxford Living Dictionaries

The centre of interest or activity.

An act of concentrating interest or activity on something. (1)

Dictionary.com

Verb (used with object)

To bring to a focus or into focus; cause to converge on a perceived point:

To concentrate: to focus one’s thoughts.

Verb (used without object)

To direct one’s attention or efforts. (2)

How can we have focus online, when there are ads flashing non-stop on the screen while we try and put attention on what we are reading?

Are we as a world united about this one word, so we all have the same meaning and definition of what it actually means?

How would it benefit us if we did commit to this focus business?

Would we be able to get more done in our day and finish tasks?

Would it cut the waffle and make a difference beyond words?

Do we think focus is just for those who are academic and intelligent?

Do we think we are not cut out for concentration, so why bother?

Do we think it takes hard work and effort to focus, so why go there?

Do we like the thought of knowing about focus but it feels too much?

Do we feel it is best to leave the focus stuff to others to get on with?

Dear World,

Every highlighted word on this list below, is a blog that may just make sense right now, for those who are open and ready to make changes.

It expands on the possibility that – could there be Another Way to Be and Live on this earth?

How can we focus when we are interrupted by the kids all the time?

How can we focus when we want to please our partner all the time?

How can we focus when multi-tasking is the only way we do things?

How can we focus when we have the attention span of a gnat?

How can we focus when we keep Forgetting things all the time?

How can we focus when our concentration levels simply do not exist?

How can we focus when our attention is always on something else?

How can we focus when we make others more important than us?

How can we focus when we love to play mind games with our Family?

How can we focus when we have made sucking up to others a Priority?

How can we focus if we seek identification and recognition in everything?
In other words, we only do something because we want others to know.

How can we focus if we are bothered about what other people say?

How can we focus when all our efforts go into impressing someone?

How can we focus if we want others to notice the clothes we wear?

How can we focus when there is this, that and the other to attend to?

How can we focus when we live a life that is just full of excuses?

How can we focus when our mind is always in fantasy world?

How can we focus when our mind is racing 100 miles an hour?

How can we focus at work, when there are way too many distractions?

How can we focus if we know we have so many unfinished tasks?

How can we focus when our mind is full of all our Vices and Secrets?

How can we focus when we keep eating Fast Foods and Junk Food?

How can we focus if we just love our Chocolate and Dairy, as it gives us the comfort we want in that moment?

How can we focus when our bread cake belly is feeling full of Gluten?

How can we focus when we are foggy from the hangover last night?

How can we focus when we like our Alcohol beverages daily?

How can we focus with our Tobacco and new vaping habit?

How can we focus when we have become hooked on Cannabis?

How can we ever focus now that we have got into the Spice stuff?

How can we focus when Coffee is our go to, morning and night?

How can we focus when our Sleep is not something we pay attention to?

How can we focus when we never get a good night’s quality sleep?

How can we focus if we have poor sleep and make no effort to change?

How can we focus when we leave things always to the last minute?

How can we focus if we leave the house in a mess and miss the bus?

How can we focus when we have washing up piling up for days?

How can we focus when we don’t bother cooking properly any day?

How can we focus when we can’t stand drinking plain still water?

How can we focus when there are so many daily chores to do?

How can we focus at the supermarket when we have no shopping list?

How can we focus when our whole days are consumed with playing online Video Games and we forget our real life stuff?

How can we focus when anytime TV is part of our comfortable life?

How can we focus when we love chit chatting on the phone all day?

How can we focus when we are checking our mobile phone at least 30 times a day?

How can we focus when all we want is to upload our next selfie and then wait to see how many likes we get?

How can we focus when our whole existence is about I, Me, Myself?

How can we focus when our focus is all about More, more, more?

How can we focus when we would just prefer to be doing porn?

How can we focus when we choose to live this super Careless life and care is just not in our orbit?

How can we focus if we have this quality of carelessness every day?

How can we focus when we have made our world all about us?

How can we focus if we spend all day Gossiping and Judging others?

How can we focus when everything life gives us is a bad luck card?

How can we focus if the odds are stacked and we feel overwhelmed?

How can we focus when we are constantly doing dodgy deals?

How can we focus when we are busy Lying and think it is normal?

How can we focus when we know we are being Fooled on some level?

How can we focus when we are constantly ‘Getting Away with It’?

How can we focus when everything now is just so Complicated?

How can we focus when nothing in our life right now is Simple?

How can we focus when we have no clue where to start or how?

How can we focus when we don’t even know what Nil by Mouth means?

How can we focus when we have no Foundation in life to support us?

How can we focus when we don’t like planning ahead to support us?

How can we focus if we never have a Priority in life of what is needed?

How can we focus when Our Car is not being taken care of properly?

How can we focus if we spend no time taking care of our body?

How can we focus if being Gentle is not something we subscribe to?

How can we focus when we don’t know how to connect to our body?

How can we focus when our mind and body are living a Double Life?

How can we focus in life if we have not got the Passport to Get Real?

How can we focus if getting real is nowhere on our radar this lifetime?

How can we focus if being Honest is just not for us this time around?

How can we focus if we prefer to Sit on the Fence and watch the world?

How can we focus if we are a Hot Talk person who never takes action?

How can we focus if we have zero Commitment to Life and prefer that?

How can we focus if the word Truth feels like it’s a swear word?

How can we ever learn to focus when we just love our wayward life?

How can we focus when we don’t see Closing Cycles as important?

How can we expect to focus in the festive month of D E C E M B E R?

How can we focus in January, when our New Year started with a big bang in our head, giving us a reality check of how we are choosing to live?

How can we focus when Christmas is all we think about, as it allows us to escape the ugly year we just had?

How can we focus when we spend all year planning our Birthday bash?

How can we focus if we just want Solutions to fix everything for us?

How can we focus if our inbox is full of Dodgy Emails and we do nothing?

How can we focus if we are still in deep Regret about all our Mistakes?

How can we focus when we spend our days Overdoing It in some way?

How can we focus on serious stuff when our life revolves around Sport?

How can we focus if we are taking medication for High Blood Pressure?

How can we focus when we live in this constant state of anxiety with our Just Incase Syndrome?

How can we focus when Letting Go of anything is way too hard for us?

How can we focus when we are masters at Holding On to our hurts?

How can we focus when we keep having these non-stop Crazy Days?

How can we focus when Life in the Fast Lane is all we know now?

How can we focus on us when we are always Listening to Other People?

How can we focus when we have made our focus to have a Perfect Life?

How can we focus when we are on the next fad Diet that keeps us thinking about food all day, stops us sleeping as we feel hungry and then we give up and start again and it’s been like that for decades?

How can we focus when our Feet are in bad condition because of our fancy footwear that hurts us, but looks good on the outside?

How can we focus, when our Earth is in such a mess and we have no idea how to help?

How can we focus and be real role models for the Youth on our street?

How can we focus when we have no one showing us a Recipe for Life?

How can we focus when no one has ever talked about doing a Take 2?

How can we focus when our Heart is closed down and in protection to make sure the world and its brothers never hurt us again?

How can we focus if there is a War inside us going on day in and day out?

How can we focus with our Champagne Lifestyle and Lemonade Money?

How can we focus when we do not Live a See Through Life in anyway?

How can we focus when we keep getting Sick but never ask why?

How can we focus when we keep getting that horrible Common Cold?

How can we focus when we dread the word Cancer and know how many people are getting it?

How can we focus when our Kidneys are saying ‘look after us please’?

How can we focus knowing we have Diabetes because of our lifestyle?

How can we focus when we suffer with serious Cold Hands and Cold Feet?

How can we focus when our job is outdoors and we have got Raynaud’s Disease?

How can we focus if we suffer with Chronic Fatigue and we stop asking what choices have we made, that got us to this point?

How can we focus on our own Well-Being when we are always comparing ourselves with others?

How can we focus on our True Health when we have jealousy eating away at us literally?

How can we focus when we have clearly Given Up on Life right now?

How can we focus when we are super Bored with Life every single day?

How can we focus when we know we suffer from Depression?

How can we focus when we are desperate to have a life of Happiness?

How can we focus if we spend our life Blaming anything and everyone?

How can we focus when everything to us is a What If question, but we are never responsive to that?

How can we focus if we never deal with anything, because we are afraid to ask Questions and keep asking questions so change can happen?

What if FOCUS means we can just get on with it?

In other words, we can bring a direct quality to the task in hand and not deviate or dilly dally around, when we know we can give it our full attention.

What if FOCUS helps us to knock out those ugly thoughts that keep entering our mind?

What if FOCUS allows us to actually get more done and time is no longer an issue for us?

What if FOCUS means we can do far more in less time and feel energised, not drained?

What if FOCUS means we have the ability to take on more without any stress?

What if FOCUS means we look where else we can get on with outstanding jobs?

What if FOCUS means our inbox is actioned and not just left sitting there piling up?

What if we made a choice to FOCUS on the stuff we keep putting off for another day?

What if we FOCUS on getting on with what is urgent and needs action in our own life?

What if we FOCUS on completing our studies and not dragging it out because we can?

What if FOCUS gives us the space to really make some deep progress?

What if we FOCUS on our Priority list and not sit around and Do Nothing?

What if FOCUS means unpacking the suitcase when we get home and closing that cycle instead of chit chatting about the holiday and delaying this job?

What if FOCUS means more gets done, no waffle and we go “what’s next”?

What if we FOCUS and we just know what we need to do next?

What if FOCUS is the way we can start to take more Responsibility in life?

What if we FOCUS on getting off our butts and finding work to end the welfare benefits?

What if we FOCUS on clearing our debt and not going out spending to forget about it?

What if we FOCUS on not buying more than we truly need and see how that feels?

What if we FOCUS on not buying the next handbag or shoes as we have over 100 already?

What if we FOCUS on not trashing our money because we can as we have it?

What if we FOCUS on not trying to impress the people who might or might not buy our house?

What if we FOCUS on a Social Media detox on a regular basis and see what happens?

What if we FOCUS on the fact that we created a false virtual reality online and we have the choice to stop it and move on?

What if FOCUS directs us in a way that allows more purpose and less comfort?

What if FOCUS inspires us to want to continue living in this true way?

What if we UP our FOCUS and take it to the next level and see even more results?

What if FOCUS means we no longer Forget or Lose things as we are sharper now?

What if we FOCUS and put effort into making our life Simple in every area?

What if we FOCUS on starting with small steps to build a solid sound Foundation in life?

What if we just FOCUS on something small and keep practicing and feel the benefits?

What if we just FOCUS on the task in hand and give it our all in that moment?

What if we FOCUS on the basic stuff we don’t like – cleaning the toilet and sink regularly?

What if we FOCUS on the detail like cleaning the actual plug hole in the kitchen sink?

What if we FOCUS on cooking a simple meal every day and end our Junk Food eating?

What if we FOCUS on not overeating and indulging in fancy foods that harm us?

What if we FOCUS on truly supporting our body as this is what carries us through life?

What if we FOCUS on our Sleep quality and make that super important in our life?

What if we FOCUS on going to bed when we feel tired and not fighting this anymore?

What if we FOCUS on supporting our kids to get to bed every single day super early?

What if we FOCUS on deliberately slowing down by being Honest about how we live?

What if we FOCUS on how many Coffee shots and caffeine drinks we use to keep going?

What if we FOCUS on our addiction to Alcohol and find out how it got to this stage?

What if we FOCUS on getting to the root cause of why we keep lighting up a cigarette?

What if we FOCUS on ending the Blame game as it gets us nowhere and winds us up?

What if we FOCUS on being Real and not worrying about what others think or not think?

What if we FOCUS on planning ahead and organising our days so it supports us?

What if we FOCUS on dealing with the buried issues that keep coming up all the time?

What if we FOCUS less on chit chat and Hot Talk and more on taking real action?

What if we FOCUS on taking real action as we know they speak louder than words?

What if we FOCUS on minding our own business and not getting involved in what others do?

What if we FOCUS on our own needs before worrying about what others are up to?

What if we FOCUS on Letting Go of Judging others, when we have no idea about their life?

What if we FOCUS on not slagging off people and bad mouthing them to others?

What if we FOCUS on being open and transparent so we got nothing to hide?

What if we FOCUS on family discussions at the dinner table and allow everyone to contribute?

What if we FOCUS on building real true relationships where we are deeply honest?

What if we FOCUS on not being a negative nellie in all our conversations?

What if we FOCUS on not arguing and fighting with our partner for utter nonsense?

What if we FOCUS on ending all the Complications we keep creating where there is none?

What if we FOCUS on looking at areas in our life that keep us stuck and Bored?

What if we FOCUS on getting out of the ugly mess we have created called LIFE?

What if we FOCUS on the fact that we have made up this fantasy dreamy world because we want to escape the ill choices we have made?

What if we FOCUS on the fact we have been living irresponsibly and know we can change?

What if we put less FOCUS on Christmas and all the headaches it comes with?

What if we FOCUS on the fact that Santa ain’t coming down the chimney so let’s Get Real?

What if we FOCUS on the fact that our New Year resolutions have gone once again and time to get super real?

What is we FOCUS on reading blogs on this website that are presenting Another Way and see what happens?

What if we FOCUS on deeply Appreciating what we have in our life?

What if we FOCUS on the fact that the world is in serious trouble now and we can make a difference if we start to take RESPONSIBILITY for all our choices?

That means we are walking the walk and talking the talk – day in and day out, without Perfection.

What if this FOCUS stuff becomes our natural way of Living?

What if we FOCUS on being who we truly are in a world that has not yet allowed us to be this?

What if we FOCUS on choosing to be real in every way and not what life has made us to be?

Could it be that Simple?

References

(1) (n.d). English Oxford Living Dictionaries. Retrieved February 24, 2017 from
https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/focus

(2) (n.d). Dictionary.com. Retrieved February 24, 2017 from
http://www.dictionary.com/browse/focus

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  1. For me, focus is critical to knock out all the distractions of the world.

    It allows me to be with my amazing self when I do things.

    It allows me to stay connected to the surrounding love and wisdom that is always present.

  2. Mankind has created a world where we can get by, with very little focus. A world were we can get away with just coasting along not taking responsibility for our lives.

    In comparison, every wild animal is in constant focus of what is going on around them. It is just a natural way to be. If they did not focus on what they are doing they would not survive. And they live with a sense of ease and knowing, that I have always admired. Maybe they know something humans have forgotten?

    So why do many humans live in a way that is unaware of what is going on around them?

    When we are not focused on what is happening around us it sets us up for stress and anxiety. If we are not aware of our surroundings how can we make appropriate choices?

    And if we are not focused on life, we miss out on all the miracles that are happening all around us all the time.

  3. This blog is rich with wisdom.

    Who would not recognise themselves in here somewhere?

    And the invitation to change is hugely practical and empowering – showing us how simply it can be done if we choose it.

    And it’s powerful too. I was reading this on a train and might usually have stood up still reading it at my stop. But I thought ‘FOCUS’, put my phone away and got off the train in full connection with my body and the act of alighting.

    Thank you Simple Living Global.

    1. I like this Jenifer.

      The number of times I have caught myself wanting to read that extra word or line but something inside of me is saying put the phone away and prepare to get off and when I honour that I am fully prepared to alight with ease. Whereas if I ignore it and carry on reading I am sure to be rushing at the end to get off or I miss my stop.

      Having a focus is certainly one way to keep things simple and moves us out of all of the complexities of life.

  4. What a great blog. I can really relate to what is being said here. I spent many years either focusing on wanting the perfect life or just not focusing at all.

    Looking back I was clearly distracted with things that just did not matter.

    Fast forward to present day and my focus has moved away from the not so important things to looking after myself and connecting to people and Life.

  5. What I have found really interesting the last few days is there has been a real focus on the bad weather. Whether it is non stop talk at work about it or in the media. The weather grinds everything to a halt. Yet to me it is business as normal.

    I still got to work despite my front drive having several inches of snow this morning.

    I still did a full days work.

    I still got home okay.

    Why is that we do not have the same focus in regards to the state of the world. Humanity is suffering yet the focus is minimal .

  6. ‘UP YOUR FOCUS’

    This has been a strapline for the past weeks and it is hugely powerful.

    When things get hairy and stuff is piling up on the work and domestic front, there are some clear options:

    1. Give up
    2. Go into overwhelm
    3. Up your focus

    I have tried all 3 and 1 and 2 just don’t work.

    Upping your focus increases the flow of things – what needs to get done gets done, without tension.

    It feels like if I keep practising like this, option 3 will become my constant go to: there will be no other choice.

  7. I am finding it hard to focus on writing a comment on this blog.

    If I try too hard nothing flows.

    I have accomplished many things in my life, and there was a lot of focus involved, but I am realizing that sometimes when I am focusing too hard it can be exhausting.

    So is the focus that works, all about focusing on staying with myself with everything I do, and allow things to unfold?

    Or focusing on surrendering and allowing all the magic to happen.

  8. I love what you say here Jenifer, UP YOUR FOCUS. It definitely makes sense.

    I lost count how many times over the years I lost focus on something and just gave up.

    Fast forward to present day when I focus I up my Responsibility to Life.

  9. Reflecting on the long and insightful list of things we get involved with during our day that have little or no actual purpose, it feels like it can be boiled down to 1 simple question:

    How can we truly focus when we are not taking responsibility for our choices?

    And there are so many choices in a single day. Every one of them counts.

    Whether we pick up that magazine or we don’t.
    Whether we let the kids interrupt us or we don’t.
    Whether we take more or less care in how we get ready for the day.
    Whether we take on or not what that person said to us.
    Whether we choose food to support us or not.
    Whether we say yes to that extra meeting or not.
    Whether we have our walk during the day or we skip it.
    Whether we go to bed when we feel tired or we don’t.

    It is really hitting home that FOCUS is not some surprising thing that happens or a magical skill some people have but others don’t.

    Focus is a choice. A constant choice.

    And it is a culmination of all our choices.

  10. Great blog full of wisdom for all of us.

    In my experience focus can also be given some unsupportive ideals too – e.g. I was very stressed, and lived with constant anxiety and exhaustion – I went to a buddhist retreat on the side of a mountain in Nepal and meditated for two weeks. The focus was to ‘follow the breath’ – but done to the detriment of the body, in that I would sit for hours, my legs would go numb, I would get cramps but the idea was to stay and focus on the mind and ignore the body. That to me is not true focus, and, over 10 years of buddhist meditation my body actually got sicker as I paid less and less attention to it.
    Another example of ‘focus’ is when I am reading social media and I get sucked into reading more and more, losing sight of time, and of how my body is feeling – that is also not focus – though some may say it is.
    Focus for me is where the mind and body are together – doing the task in hand whether it is cooking, cleaning, ironing etc and where there is a focus both on the task, and how my body is feeling.

  11. Mail Online – 22 February 2018
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5420419/The-average-Britons-mobile-phone-buzzes-93-times-day.html

    93 times a day average mobile phone buzzes.

    34,000 phone messages and alerts per year.

    427% more messages and notifications than 10 years ago.

    What is going on in Britain and how is it going for the rest of the world, who are addicted to mobile phones and all that it offers us today?

    WHY are those aged between 18 and 24 having almost three times more messages to manage – 239 each day?

    Can we really manage our life with the sea of data at our fingertips?

    Are we really in control when it comes to our daily mobile phone activities?

    Are we using this tool to serve us with a purpose, or is it like a drug where we want more to get the same effect?

    Can we join the dots here and take note that our youth are having more mental health problems and it is rising.

    Could it be possible that the increase use of screen time and checking the mobile phone consistently throughout the day is affecting them more than we realise?

    Is the need we have to keep having our phone buzzing all day something that we must address, because there are consequences to our true health and well-being?

    Is this stopping us from having the FOCUS we need to get on with life?

    Is all this phone buzzing stopping the connection with our inner most self, which gives us a quality, a presence, a confidence, a knowing that supports us to be steady, throughout the day and that means, we are equipped to deal with whatever comes our way?

    From lived experience, I realise it is a choice and in the past the phone checking was on auto-pilot with no real purpose but to circulate the chit chat and waste time, when I could be getting on with what I needed to Focus on.

    Today, life is very different and my relationship with my mobile phone is there for what it is needed and nothing more and nothing less.

    Never do I get hooked out with my phone or make it my focus.

    I have very very few apps and it serves me to live this way, as there is absolutely zero need to concern myself about what others may or may not think of me.

  12. We have noticed something huge in our house this last week.

    If there is no purpose, there is no focus.

    This is especially apparent with our children. Purposeless leads to drift which leads to nonsense behaviour.

    It is not like there has to be a rigidity in this, but to know what needs to get done and for everyone to have a part to play in that, makes a huge difference to the flow of the house and to everyone’s ability to focus.

    This makes family life very simple. The only thing that is needed is clarity of purpose and everything else flows from that.

  13. Today I had eight deadlines at work that had to be completed by 4pm. I could have easily have become overwhelmed by this prospect, given I had two long meetings to attend in between.

    I worked through each deadline without the need to go into drive mode, which used to be my old pattern. Focusing on what needed to be done and I completed everything on time. It is possible to stay focused without the day to day distractions.

  14. I love focusing.

    When I focus on what is important, there is no clock watching, things flows, I feel JOY and am energised and revitalised.

    Life becomes simple and harmonious with no regrets.

  15. Experiencing again this morning the power of focus.

    Everyone in the family got up and ready in harmony to leave the house super early. We came together in flow. Everyone doing what was needed, with complete focus. It was a joy to feel.

    We have young kids and a school morning will often involve delay and faffing and cajoling and excuses and tension.

    This morning we were leaving for a family trip and the kids had their eyes on that prize.

    The shift was enormous.

    And the only difference is the choice that was made.

    The choice to focus.

    It is a reminder of what is possible. Of the power of our choices.

    Do we choose delay? Or do we choose focus?

    The whole thing – how we live, how our day goes, how we flow or don’t flow – is up to us.

  16. I have felt that I have a good ability to focus. But maybe behind the focus there is drive that forces me to focus.

    So is this focus a good thing, if I am forcing myself to focus? Maybe I need to listen to my body and just surrender not try so hard.

  17. Thank you for this superb blog on an immensely important topic.

    Considering how I focus on tasks in life, I can see that there is considerable room for improvement.

    When working on a task, I often lose focus, procrastinate or drift off into distractions.

    Having read the blog, I asked myself, why do I sometimes lose focus during tasks?
    The answer to my question came fast and clear.

    At times, I lose focus during tasks because of the following:
    a lack of connection to true purpose;
    a lack of commitment to taking responsibility for tasks;
    a lack of commitment to life which results in my seeking distractions and escapes.

    It is clear to me now that there is correlation between commitment and focus.

    So, if I increase my commitment to true purpose, or my commitment to life, or a commitment to completion of the task in hand, my ability to focus will increase.

    1. I was the same Raja, when it came to not focusing on things consistently.

      What really helped me was not focusing on multiple things at the same time as I found I was putting myself under pressure and then used it as a tick box to say I had done it. This did not bring purpose.

      I would (and still do) focus on one or two things and master that and then move on to the next and so on. Before you know it, things start to flow and become easy and the pressure to achieve lifts.

      For example my sleep pattern was terrible. I spent a year slowly but surely going to bed early. In the end it became my norm. Alongside that I practiced opening and closing doors gently. I was the ultimate door slammer. Now I never slam doors.

      The key for me is that I have never put a time frame on it. I practice for however long it takes. And it is a wonderful feeling when it becomes part of your day to day living.

  18. Thank for this absolutely excellent blog.

    In recent years, my ability to focus on tasks has improved.

    I feel that this is due, in part, to the fact that my appreciation of myself and life has grown in the last few years.

    I used to have quite an indifferent and lackadaisical attitude to life. I didn’t value myself and therefore I didn’t much value many aspects of life or, indeed, the everyday tasks that required my focus.

    So, during those lackadaisical and apathetic days, I tended to always look for distractions and diversions and maintaining a clear, sustained focus on anything was difficult for me.

    However, as I have begun to appreciate and value myself more, I have also begun to appreciate and value life and the different areas of my life more.

    And, I have found that, the more you appreciate and value something, the easier it is to focus on it.

  19. I have noticed that if I lose Focus on something it becomes complicated – in other words I create it.

    When I am focused I can feel a stillness in my body. A feeling of not pushing my body beyond its capabilities. A connection that enables me to get on with it without distraction/s.

    I love this blog and coming back to it has got me thinking about paying attention to other areas in my life that requires a Focus.

  20. Focus really works for me and I know how much it benefits my work, my relationships and everything really in my life.

    Today was what I call a true FOCUS day and that means get on with the tasks in hand and not deviate or distract myself in anyway.

    Heaps got done and I noticed when something was completed, I just knew what was next on the list to action.

    Equally I could feel a strong connection to my body and so when it was time to rest I would honour that.

    When it was time to stop working at the end of the day, it was enough and complete and nothing in me wanted to push ahead or do more.

    In times where things are crazy with lots going on, I have found that if I up my focus, in other words make sure every movement is super super focussed, then I do not let any thoughts enter my mind to take me off track. I practice this and I know now it is easy for me.

    What comes out of a day like this is a job well done and everything feels stronger and more steady inside me and in my world.

    I just KNOW by my movements today, tomorrow is going to continue in this super new focused way – like a continuation of the day before.

    Of course there is the odd email or human out to disturb the day, but I know I can deal with it with a different quality because of the steady focus all day and the rest taken, to ensure there is no pushing going on.

    On that note, I do not use stimulants to keep going, so it is easy for me to know when my body is tired and saying stop.

    This rest period however small, helps me to re-generate and focus again with that same clarity, dedication and commitment.

  21. I have been noticing how unfocused I am.
    Some questions inspired by this blog are –

    How did it get to this point?
    Why be so unfocused?
    How does it make me feel, physically and mentally?
    How does it feel when I do focus?
    Do I complete anything when I am doing lots of things at once?

    There is a tension and nervousness that I feel the minute I get distracted and start flitting from one thing to the next.

    By contrast, I am at ease when I focus on something.
    I also have a different experience of time as I don’t register it so much but the task will be more effortlessly and efficiently completed.

    Reading this blog I can see how very necessary and powerful focus is, as it clears the rubbish that can get in the way of living with a quality of ease and joy rather than stress, anxiety, depression etc.

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