Updated: Sep 21, 2022
My mind is clear and calm. I am focused on my priorities.
I live in the present moment. I observe what is going on inside and around me. I concentrate on what is happening now. I let go of past regrets and trying to predict tomorrow. I give my full attention to one thing at a time.
I work and play more efficiently and achieve higher quality results. I become engrossed in savoring my coffee or writing a memo. I write bright ideas and nagging thoughts down, so I can return to them later when my current project is done.
I limit distractions. I turn off my phone during meetings and meals. I spend less time watching TV and browsing online and more time hanging out with family and friends.
I take short and frequent breaks. In between tasks, I take a quick walk or stretch at my desk. I return to my work feeling refreshed.
I care for my body and mind. Adequate sleep, nutritious food, and regular exercise keeps me in top condition.
I meditate and pray. Spiritual activities clarify my purpose. I gain insights into where to focus my attention if I want to lead a meaningful life. I connect with friends who share my goals and encourage me along the path.
Today, I practice managing my attention. Developing my powers of concentration reduces stress and makes me more successful at whatever I do.
How can I recover from interruptions at work?
Why is it important to listen attentively?
What is one mental exercise I can do to sharpen my focus?