Focusing on a consistent basis can bring forth a happier and more productive life. Maybe you do not understand the importance of focus and giving something your complete attention in the moment. Maybe the habit of focus has not become part of your daily grind. I’m here to remind you that being mindful and present can have a tremendous effect on you.
Here are some techniques that will help you focus and enrich your decisions if you practice daily.
Wrong And Right Ways to Think
Assertive thinking is a common skill that you are already aware of and is powerful if used properly. Knowing how to focus daily gives you the power to change, and this focus creates a feeling. Of course, if you concentrate on how bad life is then you feel low. And if you focus on the good, it gives you energy and optimism.
When you concentrate on the downside you really feel the weight of life. If you realize how lucky you are to be living, to have a home, a job and really appreciate what you have, you will start to feel rich and grateful. Gratitude is one of those things you can get psyched about. When you’re down and you feel yourself spiraling out of control or circling from one bad thought to the next, you can shock yourself from the negative patterns by looking into what your going to gain from the experience and what you have.
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” – John F. Kennedy
How to Change Your Mindset
Your frame of mind and emotions should be controlled if you are going to improve the quality of your life. Sometimes by controlling your body you can control how you feel each day. Some actions and the way you move can create results that release the stress and change the physiology of our bodies. If you constantly stress about perfecting everything, your posture will reflect your stress. The best way to achieve results and get into a better frame of mind is by finding your flow where everything falls in place.
Think about a conversation you had where you were not your best and after it finished or later that day during reflection you thought, “That was an idiocy. What was I thinking?” Then there are times when you hit a point and you are on your game.
When you change the state of your mind, you raise the standard of your life. You already possess most skills that you need to accomplish a better mindset, but now you need to act on it. It is your frame of mind that causes a ripple effect in your life and also extends to other areas of your life.
How to Take Control of Your Focus
By getting in the right frame of mind you will build energy in your body and start clearing out the fear. Fear is a physical feeling and you can recognize it by changes in your physiology.
It is key to breathe, because not breathing causes stress. The feeling of anxiety stems from your system not receiving enough oxygen to function. When you don’t have enough oxygen, you will start to panic. By taking deliberate, deep, slow, consistent breaths, you can calm the body and feed the mind with oxygen.
Think assertively, be grateful, find your flow and breathe. You can start now by taking action and creating momentum by doing just one of these skills. One mindful minute is more productive than several mindless minutes.