In every minute of every day you get to choose where you place your attention.
Maybe you’ve heard the following:
“What you focus on expands. So focus on what you want, not what you do not want.”
~ Esther Jno-Charles
If your body, or even your business or life aren’t yet where you want them to be, it’s time to ask:
What are you focusing on?
Your focus = your life
It matters because your focus is creating your life.
By life, I mean pretty much everything that’s a part of your experience:
- your mood
- your degree of success
- your relationships
- your body
- and more
How does your focus feel?
For example, let’s look at this from a body perspective.
I have clients who’ve spent years focusing on their dislike of their bodies, and frustrations with themselves. When we discuss it and their thoughts come spilling out, they can sound like this:
“I’m so lazy. No wonder my jeans don’t fit.”
As you read the above sentence, can you feel what effect that thought’s focus would have on someone?
It keeps them stuck in feelings of laziness. It virtually closes the door for improvement!
Now imagine if that same person instead shifted the focus of their thoughts onto noticing the ways they are being active each day.
Do you feel what a difference that makes? It leaves room for growth and improvement.
What you focus on expands. So whenever possible, shift your focus onto what is aligned with your goals and feels good to you. Focus on your desires and the actions that support them. Seek out what lights you up and inspires you.
Is it time to ditch the drama?
Ask yourself if your own negative thoughts, the latest hot-mess celebrity scandal, the evening news, or your neighbor’s drama du jour feel good to you. If so, indulge in them as much as you like. But if not, it might be helpful to change your focus. Because …
Day by day, your focus is creating your life. (Click to Tweet)
The results of a change of focus can add up. In my own life, changing focus helped me change my body, my business, and my relationships. I even went from chronic worrying to learning to enjoy the moment.
Are you ready to give it a shot?
Your mood and energy levels can be subtle and immediate indicators of how you’re feeling about your experiences. Start by feeling into those indicators, and also see if you notice any other clues.
Then, over the next few days, check in with your mood, energy level, and any other indicators throughout the day. Discover what subjects of focus feel good to you and light you up. Also notice what doesn’t feel good. You might be surprised by what you learn.
Use the information you uncover to choose if and where you want to shift your focus going forward.