This has been a long time coming. I get good at doing something and then I loose focus. Creating habits is difficult. I’ve been through university a couple different times (multiple degrees) and still taking time to learn a new skill or master a skill I already have it a challenge.
I spent years learning how to play an instrument. I started in middle school. Participated all the way through high school and then even chose to major in music when I went to college. Twenty years later I still play from time to time. So why do I find something like writing to be such a challenge to sit down and do say once a week?
I’ve seen this video before and it comes to mind now when I think about mastering a skill. We as humans like to master skills. We like to think we know a lot about a certain topic or be able to do something others aren’t able to do. After so many years of playing tuba I think it’s easy. I think more people should learn to play an instrument. The thing is though other people find it challenging or frustrating because they can’t just pick up the instrument and play it.
I’ve wanted to do two things more in my life. Write this blog and read. I have been able to do some in terms of writing in this blog. I bought some books that I thought would be a good starting point for me learn to enjoy reading. I’ve cracked the books but I probably haven’t read 20 pages at this point.
I wanted to do these two things to help clear my mind of some negative thoughts and focus on more positivity. With everything going on in the world it’s easy to find yourself focusing on things that bring you down emotionally. Money, politics, school shootings or the homelessness issues we see here in San Francisco.
OK just since I started this post have I gotten distracted and sidetracked I don’t know how many times… That’s something I’m sure we all face. Being able to say NO to a distraction and then add it to a list of things that need to be done is HUGE. In an age of 30 second to 3 minute videos I think our attention span has gotten pretty short. You’ll hear many people say that.
For now I’m going to wrap up this post and I’m going to finish a couple chores which I got distracted with earlier. I mean we all need to do laundry, dishes and cooking. The challenge is to focus to that specific task and then to get it completely done. Then move on to the next thing. Sometimes you can multitask say when you’re doing laundry. Laundry doesn’t take 100% focus. It’s really a timed task. For example, 25 minutes to wash clothes and 40 minutes to dry them.
Last but not least a company that I found recently which I think is worth mentioning is Imperfect produce. This somewhat new company delivers produce that is surplus or doesn’t meet grocery store standards to your home. Right now I think they’re focus is metropolitan cities in California. Check it out though because you could find something similar in your area. In your area it could be referred to as a co op.
Thanks for time!