Keep F.O.C.U.S.: Forgive quickly, Occupy quality time, Circle yourself in positive energy, Use time wisely, Showcase abilities
How many of you have found yourself unable to concentrate on things? Have you been distracted from tasks you were working on? I know I have been guilty of the easy distractions of squirrels and shiny objects. 🙂 In this installment of the ABCs of encouragement with the #BloggiteBits Campaign, I am going to give you some pointers on how you can take those distractions and turn them into a way to Keep F.O.C.U.S. on the important things in life: Forgive quickly, Occupy quality time, Circle yourself in positive energy, Use time wisely, & Showcase abilities.
Forgive quickly: Forgiveness is one of those hard things to allow yourself when someone has wronged you in life. However, if you do not allow yourself to forgive someone, it becomes a heavy weight in your life and mind. If you do not forgive someone for wronging you, you are allowing them to live rent free in your mind. When someone is living rent free in your mind, they tend to take up a lot of energy which causes you to lose focus in life. One of the ways you can learn to keep focus on the important things in life is learn to forgive. Forgiving does not mean you forget the wrong that was done to you, it just means you are not going to waste your time allowing them to live rent free in your mind.
Occupy quality time: Quality time; we all need and lack it in our lives. To keep focus on the important things in life, you need to find a way to occupy quality time with yourself and others. Quality time with yourself sounds funny, but it is how you regroup and refresh your mind for all that life has thrown at you as well as what life will throw at you. Occupying quality time with others is just that, make sure each moment you spend with someone is of a quality value: complete focus, no distractions, listen to what they are saying, engage in their life, etc. The best way to keep focused on the important things in life is to occupy quality time every chance you get.
Circle yourself in positive energy: YAY, Positive Energy! 😉 A great way to keep focus is to circle yourself in positive energy by surrounding yourself with people who will lift you up and challenge you to become the next level of you. It is very important for people to feel validated on who they are and what they are doing. Finding people who have the perfect balance of encouragement and constructive criticism is hard. When you are out and about, be sure to gravitate to those friends who will be the ones who will circle you with positive energy.
Use time wisely: We have all heard the phrase “Time Management” at some point in our lives and it has its merits. To help keep focus on the important things in life, you should manage your time wisely. Be sure those you feel take priority in your life receive plenty of time from you. Projects, work, kids, family, and spouses-they all will demand your time. You need to use time wisely to be able to provide the needs of others as well as providing your own needs to keep you focused on the important things.
Showcase abilities: This tip sounds odd, however, how many of you remember that moment when you know you perfected something and it was witnessed by others? It is okay to showcase your abilities you have. Be proud of your achievements, you worked hard for them! Keeping the focus on the important things is also about feeling proud of your abilities and validating yourself as someone worthy of validation.