Focus, Focus, Focus

image It wasn’t until this weekend that I realized I’ve been journeying through my life these past few years without a whole lot of focus.

And one thing that can happen when you stop remembering the power of focus? You start living reactively.

That’s not what I’m wanting, that’s for sure.

So once again, changes are afoot. I’ve regained my focus, and I’m seeing the difference already. (It also could be spring. Spring affects me in very wonderful, mysterious ways.)

For one thing, when I wake up in the morning, I’m feeling very energized.

And the ideas! I’m never one to be without ideas in general, even when I forget myself, lose my focus and slip into gently reacting to everything. But now I’m just bustling with a ton of great ideas.

About work.

About my creativity.

About my writing.

About play and fun.

About my relationships.

About life in general, really. And it’s been a whole lot of fun. The only downside is that I have had to add a meditative half hour to my nightly routine, because when I go to bed filled with ideas, it is simply too hard to fall asleep!

So over the next few weeks, I’m going to be playing around with all these new ideas, getting clear about what it is that I want to do, and being open to inspired action.

And all it took was a little focus! And the first breezes of spring.

What about you? Have you been feeling like you’ve been emerging from the doldrums too? Do you see focus as a powerful life-changing tool?

Photo credit: US Fish and Wildlife Service

11 thoughts on “Focus, Focus, Focus

  1. Molly

    What an inspiring post, Belle!

    I am not sure that I am more focused, but since I turned 50 a few months ago, I have decided that life is too short. There are so many items on my “things to do before I die” list – that if I don’t start now, I have realized that I may not do them.

    I have always been a planner – organizer – perfectionist. I am learning that if I truly want to accomplish more in life I need to start DOING and do less planning.

    I look forward to reading about your “focused” activities — and I feel a “midlife” post in the making :)
    .-= Molly´s last blog ..Tuesday Tangents….. =-.

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  2. Jemi Fraser

    Great post – love the energy & joy in it :)

    I finished a first draft just last weekend and have been having fun (no sarcasm – really!) revising. I’d been struggling with the final scenes & once I got it down, I happy danced for a few days!
    .-= Jemi Fraser´s last blog ..Through Me =-.

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  3. Dorte H

    Spring rules!

    Good to hear that you are returning to focus! I just came in from the garden where I took loads of pictures of tiny spring flowers from different perspectives. It was so fun to take them from above, from below etc and see what difference it made. And it may not give me inspiration for stories or major changes in my life, but it feels good right now!
    .-= Dorte H´s last blog ..Trick or Treat =-.

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  4. Barbara

    Lack of focus is one of my many problems. Too often I feel like I don’t have any control over my life. Some of that of course is due to the fact of my husband’s chronic illness, so I have to be available and helpful, sort of on-call 24 hours a day. But even when I have time to myself, I’m interested in too many things, in the middle of too many things – just plain scatterbrained! I really must learn to focus so I can accomplish something. Thanks for the inspiration.
    .-= Barbara´s last blog ..March Madness and Spring Fever =-.

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  5. Cat Woods

    This is a timely post, Belle.

    I have taken on more responsibilites work-wise and feel like I’m always playing catch-up. Reacting, as you said.

    I need to regain my focus to create an easier atmosphere. Hopefully spring will do that, as I tend to spend hours in my garden putzing with my flowers. It helps keep me balanced.

    Best of luck with the meditation thing before bed. Whenever I try to meditate I fall asleep! In one respect, it shows I’m relaxed, but on the other hand, I always feel as if I didn’t succeed. LOL.
    .-= Cat Woods´s last blog ..Am I dreaming =-.

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  6. Cathryn

    Yes, Belle, Spring definitely does wonderful things to my focus. There’s the sense of energy you describe.

    Focus is very powerful tool, it helps me keep my work life in balance and when I’m not focused, I lose that balance. Even more important than work is writing, and focus is key for completing and submitting my stories and novels, and I can feel the difference when my focus slips even a bit.
    .-= Cathryn´s last blog ..Numbers and Craft =-.

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