We all have been granted the same 24 hours in a day. However, how do some people utilize it efficiently while some others do not.
How did we become so busy everyday with no time left for ourselves?
We are surrounded by work, family, business and more activities. We have created busyness around us so much that we are always running around one after the other. This has made our minds jump from one thing to another continuously leaving us in a place of distraction.
We have made ourselves lead a life where we cannot sit quietly for a moment and look for vacations to fulfill it for us.
Distractions have become part of our daily life where we are pulled by different devices from different directions. There are external distractions in the form of phone calls, texts, emails and there are internal distractions in the form of our own thoughts, beliefs ,memories and imaginations. These distractions cause stress, anxiety, depression and more mental health issues leading to disappointments and diseases in our lives.
Today, I am going to share an exploration exercise that will help you explore your distractions
- Identify – Identify the external distractions around you that have been causing you to get distracted during your day. For example – It could be your physical environment, people, media, technology etc.
2. Observe – Observe your internal distractions that have been impacting you during your day.
For example – It could be your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, memories etc.
3. Assess – Assess how you feel after getting distracted?
4. Reflect – Reflect on “ What would you do if you were not distracted” ?
Our minds can perform at their best ability only if we are able to focus our attention . It is one of the most important factors that is required to become successful and discover peace in life.
A disturbed mind neither can help us discover peace nor enable us to achieve our goals efficiently.
Focus and simplicity, once you get there you can move mountains – Steve Jobs
I look forward to sharing with all of you the ancient wisdom based tools that can help develop focus through my upcoming talk show on Voice America – Influencers channel starting July 27th, 5pm (Pacific time).
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