Well…did you try it? You know…Meditating? Did you make it to 5…10 minutes? If not, that’s okay…keep at it…it does take practice. As I mentioned those who are on point use medicate every day to enhance their ability to focus. So let’s just take a moment right now…just a moment…go on close your eyes and concentrate on your breathing. In…Out — In…Out — In…Out. Now don’t you feel better?
Our ability to focus in this day and age is as little as 8 seconds…we have so many distractions…phones, television, email, kids, co-workers, our own thoughts, etc…all day every day. AND we are being asked to take on more and more. It’s no wonder we can’t focus. If you are not focusing, you are not productive. Without focus, you can have a tendency to change direction easily which may not be the direction you ultimately want to take.
This next week…I want you to continue your practice of meditation…every day for just 5 – 10 minutes. Work on increasing that time up to 20 minutes. I don’t know about you, but I can be easily distracted by the phone ringing or the email messages popping up on my computer. So in addition to meditation, let’s eliminate the ‘noise’. Yes, that means when you start that project or report turn off your phone – do not just silence it…turn it off. Turn off the email notifications. Both of these dings and beeps are your biggest distraction! Remove everything that is not helpful to getting what you need done! Let me know how it goes and good luck.
“Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus.” – Alexander Graham Bell