Trying Lisa-Jo's (aka Gypsy Mama) "5-minute Friday" challenge again this week.
Here are the rules:
1. Write for 5 minutes flat – no editing, no over thinking, no backtracking.
2. Link back here and invite others to join in.
3. And then absolutely, no ifs, ands or buts about it, you need to visit the person who linked up before you & encourage them in their comments. Seriously. That is, like, the rule. And the fun. And the heart of this community..
There are days when I seem to not be able to focus for even one entire minute. I am being pulled at every moment in every direction from every family member including the dog. Everyone wants my attention. Couple that with the television, the computers, the music...it's just too noisy for me or anyone else to focus.
It's just too noisy.
I need a quiet little spot where I can shut out the noises of the day, the children's voices, the husband's voice, the dog's barking, the television canned-laughter, the thumpity-thump-thump of the neighbor kid's car stereo.
I need quiet.
If I don't get my quiet time in the morning, all by myself, my moment to focus and Him before I start my day, forget it. The noise will come crashing in around me from every direction. I won't be able to cope. I won't be able to...focus on anything but the noise.
Focus...it points me in the right direction.
where I need it the most, when I need it the most. In the noisy parts of my life.
How do you shut out the noise to focus?