In a world where we appear to be encouraged to squeeze in more and more ‘things to do’, where we are run by technology, it is too easy to lose focus of the things that are truly important to us. Equally, it can be challenging to stay focused on any one thing for long. Our attention spans are shortening yet we strive to get more done.
Getting your focus on is all about knowing what truly matters to you; that day, that week, that month and putting in the time to make it your reality. If family life is top of your list then focus on maximising the time you spend with your family (and enjoy it without the guilt of thinking you should be doing other things). If creating a new product or service in your business is important to you, book in the time to get it done and commit to doing it; it won’t get done on a hope and wish!
I have become quite brutal with my focus but it has paid off. I now work smartly and productively in a way I struggled to before. When I want to get focused, be it for work or to enjoy family time or even to have a workout, my phone goes to silent mode, my email box is closed or laptop switched off, and social media pop-ups are disabled. I shut out the noise in order to enjoy the moment, to be totally present with the experience in hand. And the result? More done in less time, leaving me happier and more fulfilled.
In the words of Harvey McKay: “Time is free, but it’s priceless. You can’t own it but you can use it. You can’t keep it but you can spend it. And once you’ve lost it you can never get it back”.
For me ‘Focus’ today provides me ‘Freedom‘ for the future. What I put in now will create my abundance tomorrow, be that abundance in time, money, health or success (in fact all of these!)
Focus takes practice! And just like so many things practice doesn’t make perfect but it does make new habits. And you can read more about my top tips on getting focused here: How I Got My Focus On.
Get focused now and create your future freedom… Living life the 7 F way, inspiring confidence, unlocking potential…
P.S: Are you looking for Personal Development insights, tips, stories & advice? Then subscribe to the blog and you’ll receive our regular posts directly in your inbox!
Published by YvonneB
A catalyst for change, Yvonne Bignall is a breath of fresh air in the extraordinary way she helps women 50+ to reconnect with life & their innate power through radical self-care, guilt-free!
She supports, encourages, and inspires women to prioritise their health, one bitesize action at a time. Her work is challenging as it navigates through difficult conversations, listening & observing how women’s health issues have been:
❊ Under-resourced &
❊ Swept under the carpet
She helps women to recognise & unpack old scripts that still (sadly enough) tell them that their value derives from their level of caregiving of others, their output. The truth is it is the input, the ability to resource self, which provides women with the energy required to realise their true potential.
Along with her team, she explores the thoughts, behaviour & habits, often born out of guilt, gender expectations, and reinforced narratives, with curiosity (not judgment), discarding the unhelpful, whilst reclaiming innate power through the creation of new patterns, restoring a sense of self, outside of societal expectations. In her opinion, this allows women to:
✔ Develop an elevated level of self-awareness
✔ Build / rebuild their confidence & self-belief
✔ Value all of who they are and invest time in who they want to be at their best
A self-care warrior, an encourager & inspirer, Yvonne is today an award-winning Women’s Health Advocate, Published Author, and an International Presenter. She is also a Radio Show Host and a Podcaster.
Yvonne is focused on building a community of women, www.PermissionToThrive.online, who are ready to reclaim their right to self-care, guilt-free, and who prioritise their health without apology, role-modeling behaviour & habits that inform generations to come of their true value.
She also advocates for self-care over burnout in the workplace, delivering practical webinars in the corporate space. In her own words, “It is time for employees to prioritise their wellbeing. How will they deliver their best work without it?”
One of her favourite quotes comes from Eleanor Brown, ‘Rest and self-care are so important. When you take time to replenish your spirit, it allows you to serve others from the overflow. You cannot serve from an empty vessel’
Connect with Yvonne and,
🌱 Become part of the self-care revolution at Permission to Thrive or
📞 Book a chat to find out about her coaching and corporate services: https://calendly.com/yvonne-b/20min
View all posts by YvonneB
One Comment Add yours