One of the most valuable things we have is our attention. We spend it when we pay attention.
What we get in life – what we do, what we have, and indeed, even who we are is a result of where we pay our attention.
What do you purposefully pay attention to?
What attracts your attention?
Who or what is stealing your attention from you?
What do you end up paying attention to that you didn’t mean to, or even want to?
Notice what you are paying attention to – and notice what you get back in exchange. Is it a good deal?
Consider managing how you spend your attention to get ‘more bangs for your buck’.
A meditative or mindfulness practice will help you build your attention management muscles, and that will help you stop people/things/circumstances stealing your valuable attention from you.
Here is a simple relaxation exercise to reclaim your attention from those who would steal it.
My best wishes, Paul