Something that has been heavy on my heart and mind lately is the importance of protecting my energy and not allowing toxic thoughts and people into my literal and figurative space.
If you are my friend in real life or if you just follow me on social media, you’ll hear/see me reflect a lot on the previous year and how unhappy I was and
all most of the reasons why.
While it’s easy to place the blame on others, something I had to learn was that it takes two to tango, meaning that sometimes you are responsible for your own misery. Once you realize that you have a hand in your own misery, you then have to hold yourself accountable and actually DO something about it.
Looking at certain patterns in my life, I have noticed that this season is distraction season. What does this mean? Well, distraction season is:
- A season where old people and situations will try to pop back up.
- A season where new people with bad intentions will latch on and suck you dry.
- A season where so many other problems will occur.
In other words, the devil is busy.
Per usual lol.
So, how do you stay focused during this season? Well…..
#1 Re-examine your goals. Adjust. Execute.
Something that has been keeping me on track is me going back and reading all the goals I outlined for myself this year. I take an inward survey to see how feasible they are at the moment and then adjust them if necessary. After I do that, I come up with a plan to execute it, even if it’s the smallest step possible.
#2 Minimize your distractions.
As I said earlier in the post, sometimes we are responsible for our own misery, especially when we don’t utilize good decision making. If you know that you shouldn’t be around certain people or that you shouldn’t be browsing on certain social media pages, then cut the distraction. Some people may look at this as avoiding the situation but at the end of the day, it’s YOUR energy you’re trying to protect.
#3 – Use your discernment.
Look at the patterns in your life. Be cognizant of what season you are in. Trust your gut. If it doesn’t feel right then most likely it ain’t right.
#4 – Boundaries: Get them. Set them.
We are all prone to getting distracted sometimes, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t set boundaries to minimize the effects distractions will have on us. Setting boundaries goes along with good decision making which goes along with discernment. If you have those 3 things in hand, I believe that the effects of a distraction will be a little less harmful and possibly completely avoided altogether.
All in all, I just want us all to take heed.
I’m personally at a point in my life where I know I can’t engage in everything and protecting my energy ain’t just some shit I’m tweeting for Twitter. I’m really working at this shit, because I can’t afford to be distracted by the same ole dumb shit over and over.
Look at your own life. What season are you in? Do you notice any patterns or situations from previous years before? How do you refocus when you’ve been distracted?