Here are three tips to encourage focus, attention, and being present:
Look for details
Notice the car in front of you, or the clothing a person is wearing, or even a smell that instills a memory.
Speak Out Loud
When my coaching clients approach me with focus issues, I ask them to have a FOCUS PHRASE. For example, mine is, “Hocus, Pocus, Focus.” It helps to remind me to take one thing at a time and set a goal of completing it.
Breathe and Clear the Clutter
When our minds are busy, it’s like a computer with too many tabs open. Try to clear out the clutter of all that you need to do, are worried about, or just distracted by. Close your eyes (not while driving please!) and envision “putting the files away” until tomorrow. I often tell people, “Unless you’re a brain surgeon, it can wait”.
Take a deep breath and release 3x’s. I also say, “In with the good, Out with the bad” to remind myself to let go of stress and anxiety.
Life Coach Maureen