Rambling About Paying Attention

I am distracted, we are all perhaps distracted about something in our lives. So much is going on in my head that I am not listening well. Being distracted impacts my relationships with important people in my life. I think we could all agree that we are over stimulated with all sorts of things coming at us. Even when we aren’t using our electronic devices we still find ourselves distracted. Life seems to be more complex than in years past and I am not sure it will get better.

Too many of us are so burdened that we aren’t paying attention to the people that really matter in life. Maybe I need to cut a couple things out or perhaps I need to alter my behavior and learn to prioritize what I am doing in any given moment. I am wondering about how getting older makes it easier to be distracted or not? My friends what is your experience with paying attention, is it harder for you as time goes on, what do you do to focus on the main things in life.

Author: Tony "T-Bird" Burgess

Hi there, my name is Tony Burgess from Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA. I am a believer, bleeding-heart, idealist and blogger. I'm married to Laura and Cody is our dog. Daily I work for a blood bank. My blog is where I chronicle and curate the sacred, serious and silly things in my life. Thank you for connecting with me. Grace, peace and love!

3 thoughts on “Rambling About Paying Attention”

  1. As I get older, its the same thing. I tend to carry on a conversation but not really listen and thwn I forget what was talked about sometimes. I think changes are good but I think maybe baby steps. Focusing on one or two changes at a time and then change others whwn those previous changes become habit.

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  2. Tony I personally have been distracted all my life. I blame mine on mental illnesses so you can’t go by me. My father is older now and certainly much more less focused than he used to be. He is 83 now so we cut him a break. Me they are used to. I grew up this way.

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  3. I find that as I get older my concentration improves. This may be the result of the fact that I’ve been in intensive psychotherapy for five years and that the problem that was so disruptive to my life was properly diagnosed.

    I do have friends who complain about problems with memory and concentration but I’m not sure that it’s age related. Each new phase of life seems to require a period of ‘settling in’…I do know that with blogging and social media one can easily lose one’s sense of time and forget that the people in your real world also need time and communication. I wonder if the problem is one of learning how to integrate social media in a way that is productive and nurturing.


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