What has your attention? What do you type into your status on Facebook? What do you tweet with Twitter? It’s a question that we seem to be answering a little more regularly these days with social networks, blogs, and micro blogs, but do we really pay attention to what has out attention?
If you’re like me, you aren’t really aware of what you’re focusing on until some external force causes you to stop and look around. At work I’ve been trying harder to keep on top of my daily tasks using the task manager in Microsoft Outlook. In addition, I’ve been participating in a time study to see where I spend my time. It’s really eye opening when you sit down to plan out your day, or look back at a list detailing what you’ve spent your time on.
I’ve noticed I spend very little time doing the things that require more effort than normal, or are uninteresting to me. As I think I’ve mentioned before, I dislike the phone, so phone calls are usually very low on my list of priorities.
One thing in particular that I’ve noticed doesn’t get enough attention are my relationships. My relationship with God, my wife, my family and my friends usually takes the back burner to me and my desires. Rarely do I call up a friend offering my help. I call them up requesting their help. The same can be applied across the board. It’s kind of depressing how self centered we can be without even realizing it.
If you haven’t stopped to think lately about what has your attention. I encourage you to do so. It can be an eye opening experience.