Tag: focus

growth

Practice

Everything is practice. Everything we do is to improve or maintain our skill level at whatever it is we’re doing.  Whether it’s a trade, a sport, a hobby or a mental faculty, every time we do something, we are practicing. That, of course, says nothing of the quality of that practice. If you’re practicing accuracy …

joy

Silence As A Condition To Happiness

To be fair, I don’t believe silence is a requirement to be happy.  One can be happy in the midst of a Foo Fighters’ concert (like the one that registered on seismographs in New Zealand). However, I believe that to be able to achieve that level of happiness, one must be able to find that …

purpose

Breaking It All Down

I set deadlines for myself on things.  I try not to obsess too much over the future, but it’s important to have direction.  Aimlessness can be fun for a while, but ultimately, the lack of purpose gets to you.  Life should be a blend of kicking back in the moment and taking action to fulfill …

blowoff

Games Night

It’s been a long, wonderful day.  Every day, I wake up thinking of everything I intend to do that day, and whether the day will allow for it, or whether my energy will sustain it. I know I’ve been pushing myself hard for the past four or five months, but life is short, and I’ve …

growth

Attention Versus Awareness

I feel like these are two are halves of the same coin, although that would imply opposites when it’s almost more symbiotic. Attention is more focused than awareness.  Attention hones in on a single item. A conversation. A project. A favourite television show. Awareness is more general and less specific. It’s the sense of space …

blowoff

One Step Forward

And sadly, two back.  The whole day has been like that. For every inch of progress, two inches of interference.  It’s frustrating, but I recognize that there are always going to be days like this, just like some days, there will be days that go so easily and I get so much done that it …

purpose

Sunday Mornings

I love Sunday mornings, particularly the ones where I haven’t been out binge drinking the night before.  It’s been a while since I really did that, but I don’t miss those. A little buzz to loosen the tongue is fine, but to lose focus?  To drink so much that it’s all an uncaring blur, a …