Distractions are a part of life.
Whether in the form of people, certain mishaps, social media notifications, text message alerts, they’re pretty much inevitable.
I get distracted all of the time. Since I started writing this, I’ve stopped to respond to texts, created an Isley Brothers playlist in my iTunes library and pondered why I’m in the house on Friday nights.
We’re going to get distracted. But there’s different ways to lessen the amount of things we allow to divide our concentration. When you Google “tips on preventing distractions,” various articles come up. Some suggest meditating, reading and deleting social media accounts. Others recommend taking brief breaks throughout the day or short walks to clear your head and reenergize. Then there’s the posts that highlight the benefits of creating a schedule and/or jotting down goals and focusing on accomplishing them.
Different strokes for different folks.
I personally have three things that I do to regain focus when I find myself in a mental slump. Check them out below.
With life comes obstacles. There’s always going to be things you experience, thoughts you have and emotions you feel that impact you. Through it all, it’s helpful to pray.
Speaking from a personal perspective, prayer helps me not only stay connected to the Lord, but regain focus when I start slipping mentally. Every morning I say a prayer, asking the Lord to bless me and my brothers/sisters with strength, piece of mind, protection and focus. Just doing this provides me with the confidence and mental ease that I need to deal with whatever the day brings.
Take a Breather
There’s a few other tactics I use to overcome distractions, but those are my top three. Hopefully, they’ll be helpful to you.
Let’s stay focused, accomplish our goals and chase our dreams!
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