Today I am throwing you back courtesy of Angela over at:
to my 2014 "C is for ..." post of last year's A to Z Challenge. Unfortunately, the issues are still there that I wrote about when looking at concentration skills for children.
But I also confess that I seem to be too quick to lose focus myself these days. I rush, rush, rush. I don't have time to spend intent on anything - telling myself there's too much to fit in to my busy day. So I find myself flitting between tasks, letting my mind wander to other things when I should be working on the thing before me. At home, if nothing grabs my attention on television I am constantly changing channels, if I am struggling with an activity I put it to one side rather than persevere, if I haven't got into a book by the end of the first chapter then it's back on the book shelf. And I know I didn't use to be like this but now we seem to expect everything to be at hand and quick and instant! No wonder children are having a hard time of it!!
Over on her blog, Fil is writing about a lovely evening she was part of that might just offer a cure - a slowing down - a chance to become absorbed with what is happening around oneself. The occasion she writes about was to reflect on peace between communities all over the world but maybe it also offers a chance for inner peace and thereby the ability to re-focus and concentrate? I urge you to head over there and read all about it - http://fil-campbell.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/bake-bread-for-peace.html
If you've been able to concentrate up to this point then click the button below to head over to my original post and let me know what you think your concentration is like these days?
What makes your brain head for the hills? What makes you focus? Is new technology to blame or are we just becoming lazy in our ways of thinking?