The mind-blowing power of ‘focus habits’!
By now, you’ve probably realised that whatever you focus on…you get more of!
For example, if you’re thinking about taking a holiday, you will start seeing travel specials and holiday ideas everywhere.
Or if you’ve been thinking about somebody in particular lately, you may suddenly receive a call from them seemingly out of the blue.
These sorts of things can seem like co-incidences, but they’re not!
And of course it also works this same way in reverse, in that if you’re overly worrying about something, this may also start to appear.
So, what if we could start harnessing the power of this type of focus in a more consistent & reliable way.
Surely we could then have pretty much have whatever we want, right?
And the simple answer is, that while focusing on what you want might sound like a relatively simple & straightforward idea, in reality it’s not quite so easy to do.
And here’s why…
The first reason is that often when we think we are focusing on something we want i.e. more money, in actual fact we’re actually focusing on what we don’t want i.e. I want more money because don’t have enough money!
And so, as expected we get more of what we’re focusing on – less money!
Or maybe we’ve been thinking about finding a new romantic partner, but what we’ve really been thinking about is how we feel lonely and what it feels like to be missing one…so we struggle to meet anyone new.
You see focusing is an energetic thing (as well as a practical thing!) and you will ALWAYS attract more of wherever your energy is going…every…single…time.
The second reason is that even when we decide that we’re going to focus on something we want in the ‘right’ way i.e. not on the absence of it, this is often REALLY hard to do without somehow ‘forgetting’ and then returning to your regular patterns of thought.
You see, we’re all creatures of habit and that also goes for what we think about.
So if you want to change the way you focus, then you will also have to change the way you think and that’s where the power of ‘focus habits’ comes in!
So, how do they work?
Well it’s a bit anything else…
For example, maybe you decide you want to get super-fit for summer, so you get all motivated and start working out everyday, fill the fridge with healthy foods and buy yourself a juicing machine.
But then life-as-usual (i.e. your previous habits!) start to creep back in and before you know it, you’re new training schedule drops off, the fridge lies empty and once again you’re back to your old routines!
Well your thoughts work in much the same way…
Which means that even though you may decide you want to focus on something new, this can just as easily slip from the radar as your regular habits of thought take over.
And that’s where the power of ‘focus habits’ can come into play, to help you create some new thought-habits to bring you more of whatever it is that you want!
You see it’s not the big moves that make the difference in-life, it’s the small, consistent, everyday actions that will build the momentum you’re seeking over-time.
Or in other words; practise, practise, practise…only in this instance we’re talking about practising how you think!
First thing in the morning is the best time to start, right before your usual patterns of thought kick in and the daily ‘rush’ takes over, which may also involve getting up just a little earlier (only 20mins!) so you can create some all important ‘focus-time’!
Maybe this means sitting quietly and listening to some calming music, or doing some meditation, or yoga, or being mindful while exercising, or journaling.
It doesn’t really matter, just as long as you quiet your mind enough to focus on the positive aspect behind whatever whatever you want so you can practise the habit of turning your thoughts into things.
So, what do you want more of in your life?
More fun, wealth, balance, wellbeing, love, adventures…
And is it worth spending just 20mins/day to start giving it some daily energy by creating a new ‘focus habit’ so you can bring it to-life?
Maybe try it out for a week or so to see what happens and keep an eye out for any evidence to suggest that you’re on the right track, which of course will only help you to focus on it further!
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