Staying Focused

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I don’t know if any of you have this problem but I have had it for my entire adult life and it is sometimes crippling. It stifles my creativity and I absolutely hate it. I have the type of mind that can think about multiple things in a single minute. My friends must have thought I was crazy because I used to bounce around from one topic to another so quickly. I highly recommend the book “Battlefield Of The Mind” by Joyce Meyer. I began reading this book and I was amazed to find out that I was not the only one that had this problem and it truly helped me. It shows you how to stay focused and how to combat the types of thoughts and figure out the source of those negative thoughts that tend to creep into your mind at any given moment. The only problem for me is that I have a very hard time remembering things that I read so I will most likely be reading this book again. Funny thing is that I never had this problem until the internet came about. The internet is a great source of information and entertainment but sometimes I think it forces you to not think. At least not as hard. Unfortunately there’s just as many bad things on the internet as there are good things and it’s hard to shield yourself from certain types of news content or images when it’s flashing live and in color right on your computer screen as soon as you turn it on or go to a certain web page. I tend to stay on the internet too long and I get information overload. I don’t know, maybe I’m a little addicted to it to some degree. I’m surfing the web or managing my social media accounts, looking at videos and reading news content when I should be writing my next book. This is no one’s fault but my own and it’s something that I will work on. I used to get stories done so much faster when I wasn’t online. Maybe I should do a little experiment and try to go an entire day without being online and see how much I can get done. God that actually scares me. I am literally afraid to do that. I cant go one day without the internet. I didn’t realize how dependent I was on it until now. Thank god it’s not something that can harm me like alcohol or drugs but I still manage to do everything that I have to do throughout the day like work or running errands, paying bills and making sure my family gets whatever help they need. But when it comes to writing I am a big time procrastinator. My mind wanders when I’m not online and when I am online, It’s hard to break away from the internet long enough to write more than just a few pages of my book. Like I said, it is something I will have to work on and if any of you out there are having the same problem and you have any suggestions please let me know what you come up with. All of your ideas will be taken into consideration. Until next time…