Some Rambling Thoughts about Focus

250px-Boreas by John William Waterhouse 1903 via wikipedia

“One way to boost our will power and focus is to manage our distractions instead of letting them manage us.” –Daniel Goleman


I get frustrated trying to take a photo because it is hard for me to be sure the image is in focus. I wear glasses for reading now and it seems that this does not help when I am trying to focus a camera or my phone to take pictures.

I have trouble staying focused in other ways at times. I can get distracted by interesting things on the internet and spend way too much time browsing. I am not a regimented person. Left to my own devices I enjoy following my own schedule. Which can mean no schedule. I can meander through the hours.

I do like having choices of what to do with my time.  If I have an appointment or need to do some work at a certain time I am good with that. But otherwise I really like to call my own shots.

It is easier to focus on things we enjoy doing.  Like reading an article that catches my eye, watching a favorite film or reading a favorite author.

Social media like blogging can be very alluring and distracting.  I am drawn into perusing the “likes” on my posts and comments.  I enjoy the back and forth chats I get into sometimes in the comment sections. But then it is harder to focus and organize my thoughts about what I may want to write. There is a need for a schedule or regular routine to better order my day when I have this time I do have. To structure it for myself. To bring things into focus.








13 thoughts on “Some Rambling Thoughts about Focus

  1. Sandi

    Deborah, you and I could soul sisters! Although I can follow a schedule that someone hands me self-scheduling is hard for me. Also, I don’t know how kids get through high school or college with all the distractions on the internet. I’m glad there was no internet (or not for common folk) in the 1980s. But that doesn’t solve the distraction problem as you blog . I’ve wondered if there is a way to temporarily disable notifications in WordPress?

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    1. Deborah Drucker Post author

      I hear yah. Yes you can go to blogs I follow on your wordpress reader page and click edit. Then you can turn off notifications. You can turn them back on anytime. I am thinking of turning off some of it because my email gets swamped every day.


  2. silentlyheardonce

    You are so right. I speak to people who have retired and they say they are bored. I don’t have that problem. I have so much I do and want to do that sometimes I just have to say enough just do nothing. doing nothing means laying in bed watching TV.

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