I’m not sure if it’s because, as an only child, I grew up spending A LOT of time daydreaming and jumping from one fun scenario to the next or if I’m simply bent toward the habit but I get mentally off track as easily as cheap aluminum foil gets off its track.
I can be in the middle of reading a book and, even if it’s a great book, find my mind suddenly in my flower bed making sure my zinnias aren’t giving my moss roses too much shade. By the same token, I can be in one of my flower beds thinking about something I’d read that morning.
This mind.. I swear… it is all over the place!
The following infographic has some really great tips on lassoing the wandering mind and pulling it back to where you need it to be.
I love the concept of actually taking a minute to think about something different from what’s at hand… then getting right back on track. I actually did this this morning while reading – I paused between chapters and… you guessed it…. mentally planned one of my flower beds. Satisfied that it’d be both colorful and successful, I returned to my book and was able to give it my undivided attention.
Give these tips a try for yourself and let me know in the comments which is your favorite! Of course, if you have an entirely different method of your own, let us all know about it!
~ Joi (“Joy”)