Monday, January 4, 2016

               Concentration is more about focusing your thoughts than the actual object of your thoughts. It is your intense mental effort accomplished, ideally, within a quiet environment. It is needed for looking within—for reflection, clarification, or analysis.
               If possible, let go of stressful influences. Create your own silence and visual stillness. Clear your mind of noise, clutter, distraction and other stimuli. When able to concentrate, take the time you need for analysis. Carefully think your issue through. Compare the current circumstance with a preferred or ideal circumstance. Develop, explore, and prioritize options. Formulate a flexible strategy to resolve the circumstance.
               The luxury of solitude permits deep concentration needed to look within. Undistracted, focused thought can reward you with new insights, new strategies, evidence-based truths, and healthy behaviors.