This attention exercise proved to be more difficult than the first, as it wasn’t my attention while online that was the issue; I was just simply distracted with life. Not only was I distracted but I was procrastinating.
I made a list of to do’s, as I normally do, but struggled to tackle anything on that list. One of my class projects seemed overwhelming and I was avoiding it. Because this project was my main priority over the weekend, and I was avoiding it, the rest of my homework got put on the back burner.
I found all sorts of other things to do with my time. I cleaned my house from top to bottom and then offered to help clean a friend’s house. I also ended up walking around McKinney trade days because the weather was so refreshing and I wanted to be outdoors. I did this and more all while knowing I had a list of assignments waiting for me at home.
Eventually I got around to tackling the project and was surprised at how well it turned out. When it was finally complete I felt a huge weight lifted off of my shoulders and was able to organize a plan of attack for the rest of my schoolwork.
I realized during these two exercises that I am prone to distraction and procrastination but once I get started I find myself super focused. I just need to be able to find the motivation to get started. Perhaps I will have to start a breathing/meditation ritual prior to starting my homework to calm and focus my mind.