A highly practical tip to keep yourself focused in your life
“An idle mind is a devil’s workshop” is a popular saying. By keeping ourselves idle without doing anything, we allow our thoughts to be scattered and permit them to wander in unnecessary zones. This results in the draining of our mental energy and ultimately infuses frustration and anxiety within us.
May I request you to take 5 minutes of your time and write down all the thoughts that flash across your mind and categorize them based on their benefit? I am sure that you would be surprised to know that a vast majority of your thoughts in a 5 minute time frame were unnecessary and time killing. It won’t help you to make any positive move in your life. They are just sappers of the mental energy that drain your desires and passions and finally make you lose interest in life.
The key to overcome this problem is to make sure that you never remain idle for a long period of time, and more importantly not to keep your mind idle. There could be situations where you may be forced to spend a lot of time at home due to a job loss or in a hospital lying down and doing nothing, due to an illness. Even if you can’t keep yourself physically active, make sure that you avoid letting your mind be idle, by diverting your attention to something that would benefit you, in the long run. You could pick up a book and read or listen to some motivating speeches or you could learn a craft to keep yourself occupied.
We have very limited time to live our lives and we may not have it at our disposal forever. We should ensure that we make effective use of the available time by learning a new skill, developing a new hobby, reading a good book, writing a blog, cooking a favorite dish, going to the gym for a workout, going on a long walk or meeting up with a good friend to discuss on a favorite topic.
There are so many interesting things to do in life and keep us busy, and we will run out of time if we effectively start focusing on these. Keeping ourselves idle should be the last thing that we should think about in life, as there are so many beautiful avenues for us to foray and contribute. Here is a tip to help you get going. Take a resolution that you won’t waste your time anymore by focusing on unnecessary thoughts or by keeping your mind idle. Plan your day in such a manner that you keep yourself busy and brimming with activities throughout the day. This will definitely help you go up in life and thereby benefit others around you. You will slowly see the transformation in your personality and you will start accomplishing unimaginable things in life.
The next time, when you sit idle at your home or workplace, just go for a walk or grab a cup of coffee and read something to drive away that demon that competes for a space in your idle brain!