One of the best things you can do for yourself is FOCUS.
I’ve outlined a few different ways I have managed to control my focus, find them below:
- Limit your exposure to the things that don’t serve you. I was thinking back to when I began my fitness journey. I became obsessed with all things fitness. I would YouTube ab routines, stalk fitness Instagram pages, google articles about nutrition, etc! I have friends & family that express their wants of being fit, losing weight, & working out & can tell you about all the gossip & all the new fashions but still don’t know how much water they should consume, or what a healthy source of fat is. Ditch the things are not related to the goals you want because what you read & what you see is what becomes your reality. If you’re not feeding your mind with what you want it to focus on, how will it redirect itself. You control your focus! The quickest way to reach a goal is by focusing on it, become obsessed with it, fill your thoughts with IT! Why? Well because in reality that’s all it takes. FOCUSING ON A GOAL, & STAYING FOCUSED ON IT.
- Media Break. If you’re in need of a jumpstart, a way to get focused on a new goal, try a media break. It’s like a detox, for your mind. Give all social media a break. No instagram, Twitter, snapchat, etc! We live in a time where we have become accustomed to instantenous speed, as though it’s practical & we have applied to all realms of our life. At times we don’t realize how much of an energy exchange being readily available to people is, but it drains us. I find myself taking these breaks more often than not. As much as I love sharing my life with my followers it can become overwhelmingly exhausting.
- Another thing to note is that, as we get older our responsibilities grow … BE PREPARED! I hear so many people say “I can’t remember why I stopped working out but I need to get back into it because I gained so much weight.” I heard it so much as a young adult, it was engrained in my brain & I always said I don’t want to be like that. I don’t want to “fall off.” It was so common that you’d think it has to happen, like it’s just inevitable, but it’s not. The truth is, it’s common because it’s comfortable. People will always rationalize why they are not doing more when they aren’t doing it, it’s a defense mechanism. Not having as much time makes the limited time we are left with so much more valuable. As an entrepreneur I’m constantly prioritizing my time. I use the timer/stopwatch on my phone several times a day. I limit my tv time, my cleaning time, how long I eat, my workouts, etc. I have a lot of people say “Well I don’t want to live like that, I don’t want to always be in a rush” and that’s fine, that’s also the difference in us. I can see the bigger picture, I can understand that while right now it isn’t “fun” it’ll payoff in the long run. Some things won’t be comfortable, but they’ll be worth it.
If you don’t take control of your seconds, minutes, hours … who will?
Just something to think about … feel free to comment, like, and share this post. Thanks for reading.