5 Ways to Stop & Recenter Your Focus
1. LIMIT TIME ONLINE
Let’s face it, today the internet is available at any moment. As if the amount of time spent being on computers, phones, and other electronic devices weren’t enough at the office or in the home, it is even possible to connect online at restaurants, or during a everyday commute with newer model cars having their own internet access.
With all this readily available access to the internet and being online, it can start to feel overwhelming. Now, I’m not saying being online is bad for you. I enjoy my social media, checking emails, and blogging among other online activities. I’m saying let’s not let them consume us. As my grandmother likes to say,
“Too much of a good thing, can be a bad thing.”
— Grandma Hart
Yes, I did just quote my grandmother. #gemsfromgrand Nevertheless, you get the point.
2. PURGE / DECLUTTER
Yes, I just made up the word “declutter”. Rock with me, here.
Okay, It’s time to do a little spring cleaning on our lives. Instead of deep diving on the emotional side of things and evaluating the relationships influencing our lives (I mean you can, if you want. #extracredit) let’s keep it simple. Pick a room in your house or apartment (I prefer my closet.) and get to purging. Throw away all the unnecessary items collecting dust out! Anything, you have not used in the last two months, toss it! Clutter is not only a sign of stress but it can also be a cause of additional stress. Remember, less stuff more freedom.
“You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything. ”
— Greg McKeown
3. FRESH AIR
Get out, and get moving. Set aside some time to go for a walk or a run. The smell of the outdoors alone has positive affects on our bodies and overall moods, such as, relaxation, calmness, and happiness.
“Stop and Smell the Roses. ”
4. SCHEDULE ME TIME & USE IT
Set aside time for yourself. Do the things you want. We constantly give to other people. This is the time designated for your to recharge, refuel, and re- energize. By implementing this simple task, the benefits will create a huge impact on one’s ability to recenter and focus.
“Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel”
— Eleanor Brownn
5. QUIET TIME
Mediation. Devotionals. Use this time to reconnect or recenter with God. (Or if you prefer, higher power, universe, etc.) There’s nothing like getting into that zone between you and God. The clarity and understanding, you gain from this quiet time is a surefire way to recenter and refocus.
“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success”
— Joshua 1:8
Originally published at www.simonedanielle.co