No new knitting to report today.
So I'll ask you?
What makes you feel focused?
The sign above was in the Keys.
Below the lobster charter sign were another dozen
I stopped reading after the Cheap Seafood is not Good,
Here are some ways I try to stay focused:
* I turn off the car radio.
Not always, but when I'm searching for calm, I turn it off.
Even music can distract me these days.
*I make lists.
Every single day.
I love lists.
I love to make them and I love to cross things off my list.
*I tell myself ,
"You can just listen, you don't need to add your own story.'
I find I'm much more settled when I don't add to someone else's story. I grew up in a chaotic family where everyone wanted to speak and no one really listened.
It is so freeing to be the story TAKER and just listen.
It takes so much more energy to tell your own story.
*I have a few dietary rules and I let the rest go.
I'm eating less meat.
More chicken and fish.
Alcohol bothers my stomach so I am not drinking at all.
It saves a ton of money when dining out.
It also saves calories.
I honor my nap time most days. Even if it is only 45 minutes.
If I don't fall asleep I do breathe deeply and shut out
the conversation of the day for a while.
It helps me.
*Finally, I knit within my realm of CAN do.
It makes me feel happy to knit within my skill set.
Some like a challenge, but I'm challenged at work so I don't' need to challenge at home.
How about you?
How do you try to stay focused, calm and centered?