Where’s Your Focus?

Category: Article or Blog Published: Tuesday, 23 June 2015 Written by Sarah PJ White

focusFocus can be a major issue for us all, in such a busy, fast paced world. With everything – from our family to the television – demanding our attention, it can be really difficult to maintain focus on what you want, those things you want to change for the better or even cut out of your life and how you generally want to feel.

In order to achieve anything, you need to keep your focus on the positive elements around it… but how can you do that and why is it so important?

Focus on what you DO want

Maintaining focus is a bit like exercising your body or yoga – it takes time and effort. You need to train and mould it to do what you want on a regular basis.

It’s so important that you train your mind to focus on what you DO want, as the Law of Attraction dictates: you get what you focus on.

This can seem obvious to some, however it’s really easy to think you’re focusing on what you want – but you’re actually doing it in a negative way!

For example, “I want to stop smoking” is good, however “I am now a non-smoker” is better. Why? Because, although they’re both focusing on what you DO want, the first focuses on WANTING to stop, whereas the second one focuses on BEING a non-smoker.

On the other hand “I don’t want to smoke anymore” is NOT a great thought to focus on, as it is actually focused on what you DON’T want. Not only that, but your brain doesn’t register the word “don’t” in that statement, so it just hears “I want to smoke”. And, as the Law of Attraction clearly states – you’ll end up getting more of what you’re focusing on.

Overcoming difficulties

Difficulties can arise when you have outside factors trying to change what you’re attempting to focus on. Whether it’s other people and their opinions, or even the views and beliefs of your neighbours, your religion or typical stereotyping, there will always be someone or something that wants you NOT to focus on what you’re wanting to focus on, as they don’t want you to achieve what you’re aiming for!

The problem with those outside factors is, they will often play to your own fears and worries. If you’re not careful, you’ll let your focus wander back to your current reality, rather than the new reality you want to create for yourself.

So how can you improve your focus?

Here are a few tips to get you started on improving your focus:

  • ALWAYS focus on the positive
  • Make sure you’re focusing on what you want – not what you don’t want
  • Ramp up the positive emotions attached to what you want – really FEEL how it will be to have what you want
  • Ensure you’re using positive words whenever you’re relating to what you want
  • Watch what takes your attention and limit the negativity – especially the news, TV, soap dramas and negative people!

Finally, the most important thing to remember is NOT to beat yourself up when your focus drifts to the negative. Just acknowledge it has happened and switch your focus back to the positive.

What can you do this week to help switch your focus from negative to positive? Why not start by simply acknowledging when your focus is on something that has a negative feeling attached to it?

 Image courtesy of Minerva Studio/Dollar Photo Club

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