mindful distraction

“It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes your happy or unhappy. It is what you think about. “

—Dale Carnegie

This is an aspect that I’ve been pondering on for quite a while now. Amidst the chaos of life, it is not uncommon for our hearts to be consumed by worry and anxiety. We find ourselves lost in a sea of negative thoughts, struggling to break free from the chains of our fears and sorrows. But, there is hope. We can find solace in the art of distraction, in immersing ourselves in activities and knowledge that bring joy to our hearts. Let’s say you had a bad meeting for example, which was very unpleasant. You can spend the entire day ruminating about it and be worried with thoughts. Always remember that it’s our thoughts that drive and form our actions.

The human spirit has the ability to heal itself, to rise above the challenges that life throws our way. And, when we are faced with sorrow and worry, we can find a way to turn our attention to the present, to focus on the here and now. For, it is in the present moment that we have the power to shape our lives, to make a positive impact on the world. When we concentrate our attention on the affairs of the present, we can create a better reality for ourselves, and we can release ourselves from the chains of grief and anxiety.

It is important to find something that brings us happiness and fulfillment, something that we are passionate about, and to concentrate our energy and attention on that pursuit. Whether it be gardening, writing, cooking, or any other activity, it is in these moments that we can find peace, joy, and happiness. For, all knowledge is within reach, and we have the power to shape our lives in the present moment. Instead of grieving or getting anxious about something in the past or future which we’ve no control of, engage in something you love.

  • Pursue a hobby.
  • Start a course
  • Aquire a skill.

So, let us embrace the moment, let us focus our energy on the here and now. The present moment is what you have with you. Push hard to fix the routines to make time for things you love. Love to hear your thoughts.