It’s time to refocus again. It feels like exams were replaced with a stream of socialising (including meeting my best friend’s new baby), thesis work, talk about what I am going to be doing next year (watch this space), work, family and a lot of driving around.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s been lovely (not the driving in traffic part). But it’s also been a little overwhelming. Without focusing so much on uni, my eyes have been reopened to the confusing world of big scale decision making, managing a schedule that does not revolve around classes and trying to keep some sort of healthy routine so that I stay fit and well amongst it all (and the same size considering I am a bridesmaid in less than a month).
Starting uni and having my Dad and my birthdays meant that another week flew by without the normal level of balance that I aim for. Whilst the celebrations were lovely and elongated (filled with love ones, pho and little adventures), it’s now time to take a step back and recalibrate.
Finding focus is one of the most important elements in achieving goals; ensuring that your focus is not too narrow or too wide.
Focus is about making choices; about choosing the things that matter the most, prioritising and at times compartmentalising. It’s not about saying no to everything, but about saying yes to those things that are most important. Things will not always go to plan, so you have to be flexible, but I find that focus allows for persistence. It’s definitely a challenge, but a rewarding one at that.
For me, focusing helps me to direct my attention and allows for productive creativity. Whilst limitless exploration of possibilities is great for inspiration – without limiting the scope you can often get lost and lose purpose. Focus allows you to achieve goals and to look at the bigger picture.
I definitely need to take a moment to stop before I start. Otherwise who knows where I’ll end up?