Concentrating re-trains your brain to pay attention and mono-task. This returns you to living in the present moment, and allows us to, as John Donohue writes, “Awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence.”
Reducing distraction is the ultimate act of self-compassion. If you stay on the distraction track, you will burn out faster, be less happy, and remain disconnected from good things that are happening right now.
Try out this Feed Your Focus Checklist this week and notice how you feel.