Recently, I’ve been practicing central fixation of the mind. In other words, do one thing at a time best. Instead of doing one thing and thinking of something else, I have been attempting to focus on the task at hand. It sounds obvious, but I invite you to pay attention to your habits for a week or so to experience it for yourself. How often do you do something with half your thoughts somewhere else? It can be as simple as showering and letting the mind worry about the day ahead rather than just enjoying the warm water and sound of it trickling down. Or it may be writing a report and thinking about other work tasks (or even non-work related tasks).
As a result of improving the central fixation of my mind, I managed to do something I rarely do – my vision was better AFTER working on my thesis than before! I managed this by doing two things, both of which I got from a life coach blogger. I found his blog a few days ago and find it a really useful.
Here’s an article that helps with central fixation of the mind:
I found another article that helped me a lot. It’s a bout reading, and he suggests pointing the finger along the text (among other useful suggestions). I had remembered previous successes on my computer by following my mouse cursor. If there is something moving along the text, the eye is attracted to the movement, and I found it easier to focus on what I was reading best. I noticed that my attention for what I was reading was very strong and this was a big part of maintaining good vision while working:
The author of the blog (Scott) is running for a blogging gig that is decided by vote. As a thank you to him for these articles, I’d like to help him out, will you help me with this? I’m voting for him every day here:
and I invite you to do the same. It’s just one click, no registration required. If you have multiple devices, you can vote from each one, each day (until 10 Dec). Check out his blog, if you find it useful, share it with friends that you think might like it as well. It is pretty exciting to see the number of votes going up each day. I find blogging is an excellent way to help people – that’s why I really identify with this guy’s dream to get sponsorship for it and am hoping to help him win.