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Don't Zone Out! Find Focus With A Theme

Updated: Sep 6, 2022

What happened to time? When we are busy in our day-to-day lives, it sometimes seems that whole seasons pass in a blink. And the goals we have...well, they can easily slip by in that blur too. You want to WAKE UP to get control of your time and meet your goals. But how?

In coaching, we sometimes talk about our lives being in the process. That is, our lives are constantly moving forward over and around the highs and lows of our everyday experiences, like a river. As humans, we often try to minimize those ups and downs: we plan for the future, dwell on the past and thus avoid experiencing the emotions at this present moment. As a result, we dampen our aliveness and sort of zone out. No wonder we suddenly “wake up” to realize minutes, even days or weeks, have passed us by!

Have you ever had the experience of driving a car only to find yourself suddenly at your destination? Where have you been? Not present, that’s for sure! But really, what does it mean to be present in your day-to-day life?

It’s quite challenging to focus all your attention on this moment. Try it: As you are reading these words, slow down. Experience the action of reading one word at a time. What sounds do you hear in the room around you? How comfortable are you? How are you breathing? Recognize that you are alive right now, at this moment. What was that like for you?