Focus Is A Friend of Daydreaming
Being focused could be a challenge to many of us, especially while using technologies that have trained our autopilot muscles more than ever. How often do we open apps and social media to scroll through aimlessly without planning to do so?
Take the simple example of being messaged by someone on social media then all of a sudden some 30-minutes later, you realize you’ve been immersed in content you weren’t planning to consume.
It happens to me too but I stop and I try to be as alert as I can. The chances are high that this autopilot muscle can grow into other areas of our lives, and before we know it, we’re on a momentum of riding the distraction wave even inside our own minds.
‘’This is not the type of daydreaming I’m referring to but rather the unconscious participation in an activity you were not planning to undertake.’
This is not the type of daydreaming I’m referring to but rather the unconscious participation in an activity you were not planning to undertake.
‘’In our times, the ability to stay focused and alert is truly one of the greatest powers any individual can possess ’’
In our times, the ability to stay focused and alert is truly one of the greatest powers any individual can possess … In focused states, we are sharp, effective, and are on purpose. On the other hand, to harness this power, we must nurture the ability to let loose in states of conscious daydreaming. In such states, we are creative, innovative, and are receptive to new ideas.
After all, no one can use their maximum potential when completely exhausted. Relaxed states are essential to nurturing focus and vice versa.
Take it with a grain of salt, just as I remind myself … Find the balance between focus and conscious relaxed states. And for the most part, do not waste your attention on things you weren’t consciously interested in … Use it for things that truly demand attention in your life.