Written October 14, 2023 1:00pm Posted October 15, 2023 5:00am
Isn’t there a lot going on in this world?
I know I am so distracted by events that I have little to no control over.
Knowing that I am having a difficult time staying focused I did a search for – ideas to stay focused. I hope this will help you as much as I hope it will help me stay focused.
First, let me share with you my distractions:
- The war in Israel
- The protests of the war
- The attack on the family unit
- The heavy – HEAVY – push to accept there is no objective truth
- The number of people coming into our nation and who is coming into our nation
- The ineptness of our government at all levels
Here is what I have found for me to deal with this list of distractions.
Pray (says ‘mediate’) – Just to be able to find someplace quiet and pray to Jesus Christ. I need to be more intentional about this.
Put away the phone – I have done better with this. Before I go to sleep, I put the phone in the bathroom. Then, I cannot wake-up in the middle of the night and check it. Place the phone out of reach.
Sleep – Speaking of putting away the phone in another room prior to going to sleep, I need to sleep. Make it a goal to at least get a minimum of six hours.
WALK – By far my favorite way to deal with distraction. However, honestly, I need to be more disciplined with not checking for news stories (smile)
Read – Put the phone away (unplug). Set aside 30-45 minutes a day to read.
Be aware of when your mind loses focus – It’s easy for our minds to wander from whatever we are focusing on at work. Being more aware of when you’re veering from the task you’re working on might save you some time in the future by allowing you to renew your focus on what you’re actively doing.
A Poem: Distractions Abound How to Avoid Life’s Distractions Today
With good intentions
I attempted to write
Bound by illusions
I have something that might
Enlighten, help solve confusion.
I sit down and research
But from hobbies, I’ve gone to planets
And my draft says about a merch
Nothing else not even about comets
Certainly enjoyed searching, forgot about writing
Done with the headline, on to the outline
Pretty smug to get everything done
By day’s end before the deadline
Notification bell rings from someone
By sunset, there’s only the byline
Distractions abound and are ready to distract
Easy to get sucked, you won’t feel stuck
Hours go by before you even act
Hopefully, you get something done, and with luck
Learn that life distracts, and that’s a fact.
Life is short. We need to do all we can to stay focused on those closest to us and what we can control. I wish you the very best. More distractions are on the way.