No, I'm not talking about the Duracel batteries but recharging your internal battery. We all get beat down and need that source of energy to fight through the rollacoaster they call life. You exactly know what I mean!
Today life throws so many curve balls at us that it is easy to get distracted. Such as in my industry, working online can even provide additional distractions. Things like email, instant messaging, Twitter, Facebook, online forums, blogs, other social networks, news sites, phones, mobile devices, text messages, Skype, podcasts, Google Alerts, mobile apps, videos, online music, online shopping, internet radio, paperwork, online games, solitaire, internet TV, and ebooks all provide a source of potential distracting outcomes through out the day. Oh, did I miss something? I am sure you can add kiddos, spouse, and etc to the list. 🙂
At times I feel the need to always be learning something new or trying to get better at my current skills. Although this is a strong asset and desire to have, it can back fire on you. Sometimes you feel like a kid in a candy store and your attention is equally spread out amongst the many things you feel you need to accomplish. Have you had a similar feeling? What if you took a day or a weekend day and just didn't turn on any of your electronic devices? I know for me I start getting the itch to “check in” to the world and get an update.
Do you have habits of any kind that you would like to break and replace with more productive or positive ones? I know we are all guilty of this and that is why I suggest grabbing this free manifesto on focus by Leo Babauta. I've recently came across it and although it doesn't provide every chapter from his book he extends a great deal of information that I suggest you pick through and find some points that you feel apply directly to your life. Click Download button below to get your Free eBook “Focus”
I like how he talks about picking the subtle very little actions that can lead up to bigger ones. Sounds funny and we've all heard this a million times. Some of you may even be getting that gagging feeling about now! LOL It's ok because the truth of the matter is he is right. I know I sometimes just want to conquer the objective but you need to build the foundation to lead up to that success.
In our society today we are asked to spend more time trying to increase speed, efficiencies, and productivity yet we lack the proper things to help us get their like our overall health, sleep, and diet. If we could find a way to stay more focused during those short busts of energy we get throughout the day then we could come closer to getting there. Leo has a part in the ebook that talks about these things listed below.
Tips for a slower-paced life:
- Do Less
- Have fewer meetings
- Practice disconnecting
- Give yourself time to get ready and get there
- Practice being comfortable with sitting, doing nothing
- Realize that if it doesn't get done that's OK.
- Start to eliminate the unnecessary
- Practice mindfulness
- Slowly eliminate commitments
No need to elaborate on them with my post but make sure to go check out what ol' Leo has put together. He is an author with other great books out there.
Feel the need to purchase the full copy?