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I know I’m losing focus when I’m constantly jumping around from task to task.
This is a “red flag” for me — a sign that I’m doing something wrong. You’ve done it too: switching from one browser tab to another, opening various emails and other messages, checking on this and that. No focus, lots of stress, lots of mental exhaustion without really getting anything done.
It means that I’ve lost myself in a chain of endless distraction, and am not truly conscious of what I’m doing.
When this red flag shows itself, I have a few simple solutions:
The practice of simplifying, clearing things away and staying with what I’m doing is incredibly useful, and something I haven’t mastered yet.
In my experience, it’s a process of letting go, and accepting.
Letting go of all the little urges to be up-to-date, to be in-the-know, to do everything, to say yes to everything.
And accepting this present moment as it is, and staying with it.
This letting go and accepting, by the way, is the secret to happiness and peace. It’s worth practicing.
Here are some things I DID focus on recently:
Friday, 14 February 2014
Thoughts on flitting from task to task
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