First, it’s okay if your life isn’t in focus! Most of us go day to day having to change focus, re-focus, shift focus, adjust our focus. You get the idea! But, the most important thing is to recognize and consider a shift whenever you are aware that your life isn’t in focus. Don’t try to be perfect; we’re human and to be human is to err. If you think you’re perfect, I’m sorry that you stumbled across the wrong blog. lol
What is focus and how do I know if I’m in it? A lot of people could answer this question a lot of different ways. I’m suggesting simplicity. For example, do you have 30 things on a “to do list” today and it isn’t realistic for you to accomplish more than 10? I do this all the time and have to shift my focus to what is most important for that day. I’m a “list person” because it helps me to have a sense of accomplishment to cross something off when it is completed. But, sometimes I need lists for several different days and often, I need to reevaluate the importance of everything on my list.
Meditation is the way I focus in the morning and again at night. People meditate differently, so I am just mentioning how I meditate, though I do change my methods in accordance to my needs for that time. My focus, especially at night time is “blanking” my mind for meditation. At night, this allows me to unwind from whatever happened during the day and shift my focus to calm and peace. It is just easier for me to drift into sleep that way. I used to be someone whose mind would reel from the events of the day and I couldn’t fall asleep or I couldn’t remain asleep for more than a couple of hours each night. My meditation routine has mostly changed that for me and I am asleep almost instantly on a regular basis.
Now, I am going to talk about goal-setting as a focus because this is something I am working on. Sometimes, it is hard for me to have long-term goals. I live so much in the moment that I don’t always think about the future. However, I did create a “vision book;” it is like a vision board, but you can take it with you wherever you go. For me, it helps me to return to my goals by having them at my fingertips.
Some of you may know by now that one of my favorite motivational speakers is Tony Robbins ; in this video, he is actually describing The Law of Attraction and goal setting. It may or may not be realistic for you to have a goal of winning the lottery. The people he described in his video did win and this may seem a little extreme to some of you, but it is great food for thought and a great reminder or explanation of how The Law of Attraction works with regard to energy and focus.
Are you thinking of the past, present or future? Try to avoid running on ‘autopilot’ because it won’t help you to to be in the here and now. Constantly thinking about the future will cause you to miss out on what is happening currently. In my opinion, true focus is living in the present moment. It is easier to do this if you have forgiven yourself for past mistakes. But, if you need help forgiving yourself for the past, this video by Lexi D’Angelo is well-articulated and can help you start that process. Sometimes we have to revisit the past to improve the present.
Where is your focus today? Do you have any tips to share?
As always, thank you for taking the time to read!