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Focusing is not one of my strong suits. I have fought add or adhd tendencies for years. But because I have an ability to do so quietly, it has been ignored.
I’ll admit though that it has been a huge struggle for me.
I remember my mom getting upset with me as a kid because I went from one book to another. I would go to the library and check out 50 books. Yeah, 50. That was the max I was allowed to check out. And every summer I would go through that many books a week.
Sure, I didn’t read all of them cover to cover. A lot of them were books that were on a particular subject. I would get subjects in my mind to research and I would spend my summer delving into the subject.
But I would also read book after book after book of fiction. And sometimes I would read three or more books at a time. How many of them I actually finished, I don’t really remember.
Now, as an adult, my tendencies are a bit different.
As an adult I tend to fly from activity to activity. From chore to chore.
This makes it nearly impossible to get things done. But somehow I manage.
My kids are taken care of. My house, its far from perfect, but its liveable.
Food gets fed. Necessities get met. And time together is accomplished.
So does it matter that I have troubles finishing one task? That I take a year to finish a blanket that I could have done in a few hours? That my dishes get done a little at a time during the day? Or that my laundry is never quite finished?
In the grand scheme of things, I don’t think so.
I think that the important thing is that my focus is on the long-term. Its on the future of my family. The future that my kids hold in their hands. As long as that is protected, I think my focus is exactly where it needs to be.
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