Designing and living a passionate life requires focus. If you’re curious about what you focus on, then you will enjoy this exercise. If you’re not curious, or think you already know, then you can skip this exercise.
Choose one day of the week and decide to use it as your ‘focus day’. You aren’t going to do anything differently that day than other days except notice. I want you to set your intention for the day to pay attention to what you focus on. Notice what the voices (I call them the choir) in your head are saying about things that happen throughout the day. You can also notice what comes out of your mouth in any given scenario.
Do this without judgment or censorship. Do not change what you normally do, just notice what you do and what you focus on. I suggest that you dedicate a small pad of paper to this task. As you go through the day write down the following information for each scenario: (If you can’t do it in the moment then do it at the end of the day, recall the scenario and you will be able to recall the details)
Scenario – Give a brief description of the scenario that occurred.
My voices – Briefly write down what the voices in your head were saying to you.
My words – Write down the words that came out of your mouth in that moment or after the scenario when you were still recalling it.
Where do I feel it in my body? – Write down the area of your body where you are feeling emotion. Write down the emotion you are feeling.
After tracking your day, give yourself another day to just let it sit. Then pick up your list and look at each scenario. Read what you wrote down and notice what came up for you.
This is a powerful exercise to train yourself to notice what you focus on and consciously choosing what you do want to focus on.
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