When we manage our attention well, we feel grounded, centered and productive.
But when we are pulled in many directions we get spread too thin, and risk overwhelm.
It might seem like it’s out of our control, like there’s nothing we can do about it. But we have more influence on our attention than we realize. And we can claim it back.
The world needs our attention, but we don’t need our attention controlled by the outside world.
All the wisdom we need is embedded in our language. We “pay attention” and we can manage where we spend it.
Self awareness is the real skill of energy management.
The challenge of attention management is to practice ultra-discernment. Self awareness is the skill, and what happens to our personal energy level is the guide.
Your answer may not be how you feel in the immediate gratification of the moment, but how you feel afterwards.
Look outside of you for the stimulus, and inside for response. Does it give you energy, or does it take it away?
If energy is our life force, then our attention is the currency.