In today’s working from home life, we are really busy. When do you have time to stop and think? I don’t know about you but there are times when I am focused and times when I am not. I’ll admit it!
I start and end each day with the right intentions. Then I look up and an hour has passed and it feels as if I was asleep..wah happened? Oh, I saw that email, that tweet on Twitter, a status on Facebook, and maybe even a blog post that caught my attention. Maybe a friend called and I needed to give her my attention at the time.
It’s time to be present because time is passing you(me) by.
Plan for the distraction. I know that there are times when I am going to be distracted, so when it happens, I exhale and move back on task. I no longer beat myself up for it.
Family can be distracting. My daughter is expecting and the doctor wants her home to rest. I had to re-adjust to having her energy around all day. There are times I have to say, I am not going to let you distract me, I need to get back to work.
I read when I am reading, I write when I am writing and ONLY focus on what I am doing at the time, versus letting my mind wander about other things. At least that is what I do now :).
I recently learned this great tip from a documentary on Netflix titled “How to Cook Your Life” by German filmmaker Doris Dörrie. It documents a summer in the life of renowned Zen practitioner and cook Edward Espe Brown as he teaches culinary classes in Zen centers in Austria and California, revealing the role food plays in our bodies and spirits. (from Netflix)
As I go through my journey of trying to be healthier, I learned that much of it does come from how I think. Ever since I heard him say when you are cutting up those vegetables, cut them, when you are cooking something cook it. Don’t let your mind wander to other things…focus on that task.
If you get nothing else from this – Focus on self – Stay focused on the moment and what’s important at that particular space in time…the rest will take care of itself because you will give that task it’s proper time next.
What distracts you most? Please take a moment to share any remedies you may have.