I love thinking. I love planning, and organizing, looking at the big picture, and giving advice. When it comes to actually sitting down and doing something, it’s hard for me. In the current world, getting work done at all is getting progressively harder. Even with “Productivity” applications filling the app store, actual work is declining. Work ethic is constantly drained as notifications, music and other distractions pull at our attention. How can I be productive with so many things vying for my eyes and mind? It’s gotten harder to write without a prompt, or even with one. Attention spans shorten dramatically if we are not doing something that demands our undivided attention without stop. To work productively, I have to take five minutes now to clear my head of distractions, other people included.
Being completely alone. Just me, my thoughts, and God.This calming atmosphere clears my mind. it allows me to slow my thoughts to a manageable rate.
Writing in particular has gotten harder, as it requires creative thoughts, something becoming increasingly rate in our media saturated culture, trying to consume as much as possible, pulling us away from ourselves, and more towards following the crowd and fitting in. Original, off-the-wall thoughts that don’t fit in with culture’s ideals are discarded as “not cool”, and if something’s not cool, people shy away from doing it. Procrastination and putting things off is also so much easier nowadays. Staying on subject, and having solid goals is hard. I know I have changed my main focus on multiple occasions. What is truly important then? The grass will always be greener where you water it. Where will I water mine? What will I put my focus on?
Thank you for bearing with me. I have been writing down my thoughts, as soon as I think them, and I have found that it is erratic, and disjointed. There is a main theme behind it though. I’ll explain in my next post. Hope you enjoyed!