Well, this week flew by! It’s already time again for Five Minute Friday with Kate and the gang. Here is where Kate gives us a word prompt and we write for 5, no real over-thinking or over-editing… just free-write and link up together at Kate’s place. If you’d like to join us, click here. Today’s word prompt: FOCUS
Have you ever had those days when no one seems to be focused?
My dog can’t even stay focused on what I sent her out to do. “Hurry up… do your duty…. Stop sniffing around!”
My frustration level often rises because I’m annoyed at others for their lack of “hurry-up and get it done.”
But really it’s because I feel behind and I’m up against a deadline. Their lack of focus and my impatience seems to make it worse!
It’s not necessarily that their speed is any different from the last time but my impatience in the moment snaps out the words… “Just FOCUS… GET IT DONE…UGH!”
Often it’s my own lack of planning, preparation or patience that makes it an emergency for me… but not necessarily for others.
Here are 3 questions I try to ask myself in those moments of impatience:
- Is this really an emergency?
- What am I really annoyed about?
- How can I calmly help this situation without blowing my top?
- How do you handle those moments of impatience?
- How do you stay focused and keep others focused as well?