Day 4, What will I stop getting distracted by??
This is a great flow on from my blog yesterday when I was overwhelmed by the technology and sought my refuge in a tidying job to bring “zen” back into my mind. There is of course a difference in stepping to the side and taking ‘time out’ to help clear your thoughts and being sucked into some void, that we know is distracting us.
Even though housework is my least favorite way to spend my time, I get some of my best ideas and story themes by diving into a job, being fully engaged in it, knowing that within this task there is a start and a completion. I like that.
Distractions are another beast all together. They have the way of sucking the time and energy out of you, leaving you disheveled and chastising yourself for the waste of it all.
” By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination” Christopher Columbus
I know often when I decide to undertake a new direction, life throws many a curved ball to check my commitment and to make sure that I am really ready and focused.
Just knowing that challenges will come and then probably I will find a way or two, to distract myself helps. The centering practices at the beginning of my day helps to focus my day. I feel that I could incorporate a centering process within my day, this I will think on for now. I feel something brewing!
So whilst I continue to look at this screen, I commit to taking up the practise of minimizing FB time. After writing for one hour in the morning, I will set my clock for 1/2 an hour to view FB. Because that is the one beast that has nearly taken up residence in my life. My Husband says I am a FB spammer, I can add more posts than a fence builder in 10 minutes he he
I will do the same for email, 1/2 hour maximum per day. And both I am committing to doing after 11am each day and before 7pm. I also commit to no computer time after 7pm on weekends.
Slaying this beast, and stepping forward courageously.
“Wonder knows that while you cannot look at the light, you cannot look at anything else without it. It is not exhausted by childhood, but finds its key there. It is a journey like a walk through the woods over the obstacles and around the common distractions while the voice of direction leads, saying, ‘This is the way, walk ye in it” Ravi Zacharias
Lulu Trevena 18th January 2015