How to stay focused

How to stay focused when your mind is all over the place

Impulses can lead you off your track
Whether in work, at home, during activities or even hanging out with family and friends, your mind can take you to places and out of that moment. For no reason whatsoever. It’s just because you let it happen.

Be in the present in order for you to enjoy your precious moments
Giving all your attention is impossible if your mind is making your groceries list, picturing your kid’s agenda or thinking back to your last gathering with friends. And sure, your loved ones will accept it at one point, but try picturing yourself with the feeling of being ignored. And it’s actually not fair to people when noticing your attention has left the building.

Tips on how to stay focused and coming back to the moment
Inhale, exhale
As soon as you notice your mind is taking you for a little stroll, start focusing on your breathing. Find a comfortable position in the position you’re in and breathe in…. and breathe out.
Continue filling both your lungs and belly with air through your nose…and breathe out through your mouth. Then try to keep your breath in your belly area and notice how your belly fills itself up with air…aaaand let it go.

Now bring your attention to the person you were talking to or the situation you were in, by really absorbing the words or the activity. Be conscious of the fact that you are in the moment. And all your senses will awaken.

Let go
In this phase you have now successfully let go of your thoughts. They might have not been completely gone as you can picture them waiting for you to give them your attention again, but please know thoughts are not your loved ones or your favorite activity. Thoughts are merely created by this magnificent part of your body – your brain. So keep breathing, absorbing and finally let go of them completely.

You will soon notice and feel the joy of giving your full attention and focus. Every precious moment in life will energize you which will result in a total well-being. And most importantly, you are bound to smile from the inside after giving yourself without giving yourself away.

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  1. Smilla

    Such a nice read to start off the week at work 🙂

    • Cynthia

      Thanks Smilla! Glad you enjoyed 🙂

  2. iris_fitgirl

    Nice article! Certainly am gonna give the breathing exercise a try, when my thoughts are drifting away….wave after wave……!

    • Cynthia

      Please do Iris 🙂 Breathing is the most simplest thing we tend to underestimate.