How do I stay focused on a task or activity?
I have learned in life it takes more energy to procrastinate then it does to actually sit and repeatedly think about “what needs to be done”.
One day many years ago, I thought if I made a list of five things that needed to be done and acted on at least two or three of them by the day I was crossing off things off my list. By the end of the week I could actually have all five or more things done. By doing this my life started looking better and I started feeling better along with my energy. Both physically and mentally. I was freed up in my mind to do things I wanted to with complete freedom of stress to way me down.
I started with the thing I really didn’t want to do first like calling the insurance company and dreading punching voice automated buttons repeatedly. Stressful just thinking of that one. This Monday I have a new list of calls I am not looking forward to, but they will be done and I need to be free. Physically I am more present with my life and relaxed whatever that maybe for me. Mentally I am free of the extra stress that comes on from thinking about the “I have toos.”
For example, One of my activities I enjoy my spiritual reading usually six days a week this makes me feel good. I get up, get my coffee and start my spiritual activity before starting my day. There are times I slide by and I notice I don’t feel as emotionally or physically centered because I didn’t honor what makes me feel good. What I am learning is to honor what needs to be done and what activities I need to continue to stay focused and centered. Mentally when we free of errands/tasks this frees up my mind to think and grow in positive ways to succeed with other fulfilling goals.
I had hoped to write a book one day. I didn’t realize until this moment that I was preparing myself on how to get things done and stay focused. There has to be a beginning, middle and end. I believe today that is why I was able to start and finish a manuscript because I had been preparing to follow through, to stay focused and finish an activity.
May you see clearly and stay focused for there is only goodness planned for you.