To say that we live in a busy world is the greatest understatement of the year. Social media, television, the internet, and life in general offers a panoply of distractions that will hinder one from remaining focused on their life’s goal and calling. But luckily, a person does not have to give in to all the distractions. While it is impossible to remove all distractions, it is possible for a person to remain focused with a little work and strategic planning. Here are a few strategies to consider:
1. Schedule times for devotions and reading. Even Jesus needed some downtime (Mark 1:35-38). We schedule appointments with everyone else. Why not schedule a time with God?
2. Unplug frequently. I noticed a huge benefit this past weekend by turning off Facebook. By simply logging off the app, I was not as distracted as I am normally, plus the battery on my tablet did not drain as fast. The same is true with the news. It is okay to unplug. Unplugging will give you time to recoup and will leave you rejuvenated.