Wisdom Wednesday: Redirect Your Focus

Ah, life. You bring us much joy, memories, and opportunities to build our strength. At times, many of these things come full swing at one time. We are then left to decipher what will hold our attention or how we balance it all.
As we go about our lives, we are never without action and a need to act. Go to work. Prepare our meals. Take care of our families. Take care of ourselves. Pay bills. Visit loved ones. Prepare for the future. Deal with the now. So on and so forth.

But we must focus. Focus on the now and nothing else for a moment.

Think of how it is when you put on headphones to listen to music. Every thing around you gets silenced and all you hear is the music. That is your focus for those moments. Your brain and body is set on what you are listening to. Let what you are focusing on at the moment – your ‘thing’ – be your music.

Too often, we allow ourselves to be consumed by the many things that are asked of us. Too often we focus on what we are being asked to do and not ourselves.

Be in tune with yourself to recognize when you should redirect your focus. Listen to what your spirit is calling for. Your spirit may be calling for rest, meditation, a walk in nature, stepping back from commitments, re-evaluating what you’re putting your energy toward, volunteering for less, exercising more, addressing health issues, allotting time for hobbies, or whatever it is you are being led to do.

Be sure not to allow your current commitments to prevent you from hearing the voice within that will lead you. Maintain a clear focus and be flexible. Your needs will change. Be cognizant and prepared to go as your spirit calls for you to.

You got this, Warrior!