I wanted to focus better, become more present in what I do. I wanted to give my thoughts a queue number and train them to shut up and keep themselves busy until I can attend to them. I wanted to set priorities and then also accept – really accept – that there are certain things I will not get around to do.
This is the first one little word I ever take on. Focus. An odd mix of mindfulness and time management. They don’t sound like soulmates, but I wanted them to get along and support each other, if that’s not too much to ask?
Knowing myself, there was a risk that my focus would fade away come February. Therefore I prepared some visual support that I hoped would help me. Half way through the year, they still mean something to me. I’m not saying they have changed my life, but they still give me a hint, now and then.
Perhaps there is something in it for you too?
It’s easy to lose sight of the main direction, where I’m going on longer term. I need to remember to focus on goals far away.
Focus on the road ahead, even when I can’t see where it’s going.
Without noticing, bad habits or just all kinds of backlogs sneak up on us. They always come from behind, did you notice? When that happens I need to focus well to figure out how to best unwind these annoying knots – where do I start?
Focus on the whole when there seems to be so much and so many…
And if I have to juggle big things in the dark, I’ll breathe calmly and stay focused.