How to Focus On What You Want
Have you ever stopped to think about how important your mind is towards living the life you would love? And no, I don’t mean that you have to have a certain level of education, or that you need to be famous…
Our brain is the center of everything and starting to train our mind to focus our attention to what we want to attract into our lives is rigorous.
Why is it so important for us to be conscious of what we are focusing on?
We have our conscious brain and our subconscious brain. Our subconscious brain is where most of our habits and our beliefs about ourselves have been installed. It is responsible for 94% of our behavior and has no filter to accept or reject information.
Our conscious brain is the thinking mind. It accepts or rejects any information it’s presented. Both our conscious and subconscious mind MUST work in harmony.
Why does it matter to you? What are the results?
It matters because if we want to change our results, we must train our mind to focus on what we would love in our life?
But it isn’t that simple because up until now our brains are wired to focus on all the things that haven’t been going well or what is missing….
So, let’s change that and help you to put your attention on the life you would love because you can improve your brain and mental health by learning to consciously direct your attention.
- Rate each area of your life from a spectrum of 1-5 (1 being not satisfied and 5 being very satisfied). The four areas are health, relationships, career and time freedom. Do an honest assessment on all four of these areas, because this is a place where you will be able to notice what areas you might want to start taking action.
- Set a timer for 5 minutes and answer the question, “What do I really want?” What changes would you love in this area? DON’T SKIP THIS STEP.
- Next, sit down and write a clear Vision. Include details specific to it. It is important to include details as our brains think of pictures not words. It’s almost like a movie script. You are in the moment and you can feel how life would be if these changes were happening in your life.
- Read your vision daily. Yes, I said daily and if possible, twice a day. Why?? The benefit of reading your vision daily creates new neural paths in our brain to start paying attention to the things we want and when you commit to this every day, the old neural paths will become weaker, and the new neurons will become stronger. Thus allowing you to focus on the things you want daily.
- Have a mindfulness practice. We want to quiet our “monkey brain”. Mindfulness is a way of thinking and being aware of our attention. It’s training our brain to focus and notice what we are noticing so that we can direct the attention to our present experience. This practice allows our brain to deliberately shift our thoughts from our limbic system (the emotional brain) to the conscious awareness of our frontal lobe (CEO brain). Our CEO brain is where most of our decisions are being and our frontal lobe assists us to make rational thoughts and take control.
This next week I encourage you to try these out for yourself. Notice what you are noticing and write it down. At the end of the week I would love to hear about your experience so please feel free to send me an email and tell me about what your experience.
I am certain you will love the results!