I took a small blogging break, but now I'm back! It's healthy to take breaks. I'm learning that, haha. Lately, my mind has been trying to grasp the idea of focus. Honestly, this is a really difficult area for me. I am so easily distracted and thrown off. I jump onto new ideas and challenges on a whim. I over commit myself.
And while I'm a lover of trying new things, there is something to be said about focusing on a task to completion or proficiency. So, I am working really hard on keeping my focus. And, oh boy, is it hard. Just today, I was reading a great post about a new cleaning challenge and was two seconds away from joining! Whoa there! Why am I taking on something else? I'm not even doing those things I already have on my plate!
There are just so many great things out there! They are all most certainly good and helpful things - but I cannot possibly do ALL of them - and that is my downfall. I want to do everything! If it's good or helpful, I want to do it! But that just leaves me half-finished with about a million different projects, challenges, or goals. :(
I think my 2010 word of Simplify still lingers on in my heart. I desperately know that I do need to simplify...or crash and burn.
And I need to be gentle with myself. I am not going to finish all my "undone" projects overnight or instantly modify or form good and beneficial habits.
Time. Patience. Gentleness.
How do you keep balance and focus in your life?