Deprecated: mysql_connect(): The mysql extension is deprecated and will be removed in the future: use mysqli or PDO instead in /home/a26f9f83/public_html/articles/includes/config.php on line 159
Focus Your Attention > NetSparsh - Viral Content you Love & Share

Focus Your Attention

Lately, there has been a collective challenge to avoid being embroiled in the media events of all that has been happening in the social, political, economic and military arenas of our great nation. Many recent events have left people with a sense of ominous foreboding, uncertainty, fear, despondency. At the very least, there is mild emotional discomfort and a sense of vague dissonance.

However, there certainly are a lot of other things that are worth focusing on and worth paying attention to. Some suggest that the negative news coverage in general is significantly disproportionate to the actual negativity that may impact one specific individual. These days, when micro events can be quantified and immediately reported to a world waiting to binge on a new serving of news every moment of the day, it's easy to see how one's focus can be disproportionately adjusted to see only the negative events that are happening. It's rather myopic and sad. While there has to be some value in keeping up with real risks that impact individuals and their families, a steady diet of too much news can be as mentally and spiritually unhealthy as a physical binge diet of sugar and cholesterol. Here are some areas that can be attended to as new focuses especially As the much longed-for Thanksgiving and holiday season approaches, let's focus on some areas that can become new sources of focus.

Family and Friends. Have we gotten so involved with life, living and the cycle of things that we are not paying as much attention to our families as we'd like? This is a great time to focus spending quality time with family and friends, perhaps planning new activities and creating new and inventive ways to spend that time.

Finance. A spate of bad news, or a slow economy, is a good time to regroup financially and determine what financial priorities. There's no need to struggle or fret. Instead, simply spend some time in assessing financial plans as they pertain to spending, investing, saving and building for the future. If there is no formal plan, this is a good time to find help creating one.

Short- and Long-Term Goals. The most successful people are the ones who look farthest into the future. Most people are focused on the here-and-now. They are bounced around by daily conditions and do not regard long term disciplines necessary to create a future. Goals involve the family, finances, vacations, work, personal development, spiritual development, education, etc.

Personal Values. Reassess priorities and look at personal values. In nature, winter is a "pulling-back" time when things slow down. It is a time for reflection and reassessment. Evaluate, and become grounded, centered and focused.

Whatever the area, pull away from, and avoid the news media binges. Try watching or listening to the news only once a week. Look for ways to maintain focus on the good things and on the things that are truly important to life, personal values, family and projects. Above all, and especially at this time, focus on being thankful.

Eric Johnson is a regular contributor to the Investor's Value View newsletter. To learn more about this newsletter or to learn how to contact Mr. Johnson, visit http://www.valueview.net

In The News:

This RSS feed URL is deprecated, please update. New URLs can be found in the footers at https://news.google.com/news

Deccan Chronicle (satire)

Having positive attitude helps fight cancer, says study
Deccan Chronicle (satire)
Tel Aviv: While having a positive attitude in life has it's owns benefits, a latest research by Israeli scientists claimed that positive emotions can also be helpful in fighting cancer. A study titled "Modulation of anti-tumour immunity by the brain's ...
Cancer patients benefit from positive thinking, can boost survival ...Hindustan Times
Being positive helps fight cancer | Business Standard NewsBusiness Standard

all 3 news articles »

Science Daily

Science fiction enthusiasts have a positive attitude to the digitizing of the brain
Science Daily
The development of this technology, which involves scanning of the brain and detailed cell-specific emulation, is currently receiving billions in funding. Science fiction enthusiasts express a more positive attitude towards the technology compared to ...


Science fiction enthusiasts have a positive attitude brain uploading
Phys.Org
Mind uploading is a prospective method to create functional copies of the human brain on computers. The development of this technology, which involves scanning the brain and detailed cell-specific emulation, is currently receiving billions in funding ...

and more »

Teenagers can thank their parents' positive attitude for avoiding obesity
Science Daily
Using answers from more than 7000 parents who took part in the Children of the 90s longitudinal study about their personality, mood and attitude during pregnancy; similar answers from their children at age of eight and the child's fat mass measurement ...


Positive attitude boosts Texoma woman with rare diseases
KTEN
SHERMAN, Texas -- You can't tell by her smile, but Sue Kibby suffers from two very rare diseases that have no cure. "One called gastroparesis, which is a paralysis of the stomach; and the other is superior mesenteric artery syndrome," she explained.


Great Falls Tribune

Positive attitude helps Lady Griz star Sophia Stiles in her recovery from knee surgery
Great Falls Tribune
Six month ago, Sophia Stiles was playing the best basketball of her life. But 10 days later that life was turned upside down. “It was really hard,” she said. “It still is really hard.” Stiles, the former Malta High superstar athlete and University of ...


Ridiculous Upside

Positive Attitude and Patience Can't Be Overestimated In NBA Summer League
Ridiculous Upside
With NBA Summer League underway, it's easy to recognize the faces of a slew of journeymen currently in Las Vegas ready to compete. Young players are most certainly chomping at the bit for their first chance at exposure. In addition, players with G ...


Independent Online

Positive attitude during pregnancy may keep your kids in shape
Independent Online
A new study has found that teenagers are less likely to be overweight if their mother or father had a positive attitude during pregnancy. Negative attitude, or a lack of self-belief in your ability to bring in changes to your lifestyle through your ...


11Alive.com WXIA

Employee lifts spirits with positive attitude at Georgia Panera
11Alive.com WXIA
Every now and then you'll find an employee at your favorite shop or restaurant that just makes your day. Carlos Slaughter is that kind of guy. Angel Goodwin works at the Panera Bread on Tom Hill Sr. Boulevard with Slaughter and says if folks had their ...


Daily Times

'The Power of Positive Thinking' — how a positive attitude can do wonders
Daily Times
The Power of Positive Thinking is a self-help book by Norman Vincent Peale. In this book, the author makes use of positive case histories and practical instructions to propose the method of positive thinking. He talks about the supreme tendency of ...

Google News

Star Wars the POSITIVE Effect !

In many ways the Star War movies are simply a... Read More

Does Lack of Confidence Stop You?

Ever had the sense that there is more to life... Read More

Believe It Or Not

I am often astounded at what and why people believe... Read More

White Sun: How to Cultivate Ones Body

Drinking damages the soul; being lustful damages the vitality; greed... Read More

Mind Games!

Have you ever been caught up in a thought that... Read More

Positive Thinking: Are You Truly Being Positive?

Positive thinking in this day and age is a tool... Read More

Another Life: I Wish I Were Someone Else

In 1978, Erma Bombeck wrote a book entitled "The Grass... Read More

How To Live A Life Of No Problems

For most of us our lives are a problem which... Read More

Financial Abundance And Peace Of Mind Are One!

There are only two emotions we can experience; love or... Read More

Develop Yourself - The Power Within

Living without limits. Living your life to the fullest. Living... Read More

Comparison - The Great Destroyer

In speaking of comparison we need to be aware that... Read More

Lunacy at its Finest ... Crazymakers and Intimidators In Your Life!

Did you ever run into that person that just nags... Read More

You May Not Be Able to Manage Change - But You Can Manage Your Response to It

Your response (reaction?) to change is conditioned by your entire... Read More

Positive Mind, Successful Life

It took me a long time to realise the benefits... Read More

Are You A Victim Of FABS? Part One

Have you heard of the FABS? The FABS are quadruplets;... Read More

Understanding Visualization

Visualization is the art of using ones imagination to influence... Read More

Do You Believe What You Think?

If you work toward what you dream, the dream can... Read More

Looking For Answers In All The Wrong Places?

Looking around at our circumstances we may see only mountains... Read More

Your Mental Attitude is The Key!

As a being of thought, your dominant mental attitude will... Read More

Individualized Positive Affirmations for Improving Self-Esteem

Positive self-esteem is very important if not crucial to our... Read More

How Our Thoughts Create Mental Bugs

Our thoughts define who we are. They can make us... Read More

Then My Boss Said, Take That Fear And Shove It!

Hey gang; Ok it's time to create some good habits.... Read More

Positive Thought

The power of positive thoughts to affect one's experience of... Read More

The Gift of Envy

The summer I was 20 years old, I worked as... Read More

Beginners Programming 101

Recently a great idea popped into my head about creating... Read More