144. You May Be Living Distracted If You Cannot Focus

by | May 7, 2024 | Podcast

When I speak on or share in conversations about the subject of living distracted, I continue to get the same question, “How do I know if I’m living distracted?” Because frankly, many of us women don’t realize just how distracted we are living. Years ago, I knew I was. I knew I had a problem. Because I was missing important moments happening right in front of me. (Read the introduction of my book Right Now Matters for the one moment that completely altered my life.) And I was tired of missing these priceless moments. Maybe you’re feeling the same? We are digging into some indications over the next few episodes to help you become aware. Today we’re starting with the first one–if you cannot focus.

You May Be Living Distracted if You Cannot Focus | woman holding hands out with focus square

So to begin, I have a few questions for you.

Do you find your mind wandering often?

Do you ever walk into a room and forget what you went there for?

Or have you ever driven to your destination but you couldn’t fully remember driving there?

We may chuckle at these as we answer them, and every time I ask these questions, they do make me smile. Because I can relate to each of them! I experience them–and maybe you do, too!

Why is it that we cannot focus well these days?

There may be many reasons, but the biggest culprits that I see of why we cannot focus are everyday distractions. These distractions bombard our thoughts, our daily routines, our very lives!

In fact, some experts say our thoughts are wandering nearly 50% of our waking hours! That’s alarming to me, but I believe it to be true, don’t you? We have difficulty with our focus. In fact, I devote one entire chapter in my book to this very subject, including some tools to help us keep our focus.

Our focus matters, and once it’s distracted or interrupted, it doesn’t always lead us to what’s best for us or to God’s best for us. We will always follow where we focus. Good or not so good.

Click on the player above to listen to the full 12-minute episode.

We have hope!

Friend, if you’re understanding for the first time that you cannot focus and you’re thinking you may be living distracted, please know you’re not alone. I’ve been there and so have many others. Hang with me here in the weeks to come and I’ll do all I can to help you live the abundant life Jesus came to give you. You don’t have to live distracted one minute longer. You’ll find in my free Resource library tools that will help you live focused and undistracted. The link to this library is in the show notes. Let’s do this together. Life is too important to live it distracted. Thanks for tuning in today. God bless you.

Links in this episode:

Encouragement for Real Life Podcast, Episode 144, You May Be Living Distracted if You Cannot Focus
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