A Focus On Deep Thoughts

A FOCUS ON DEEP THOUGHTS

Most of us, especially in the modern world, think of ourselves as multitasking. Of being able to answer e-mails, text a friend, cook, and watch the news all in a 15-30 minute window. An average American checks their phone 46 times a day. Assuming they are awake 16 hours, that’s once every 20 minutes.

There have been many studies over the years saying that we need to spend at least 15 minutes getting focused and into a project to be able to really put our mind to it. Those studies show that if we check our phone regularly, we will never be able to bring our full focus to any task.

I just spend a week doing taxes for the extension deadline. To make sure it didn’t take too long I spent 90 minutes in a row with no one around and my phone off so I could keep my focus and not waste any time. Whenever I would attempt to work a little on it I found I would spend 45 minutes and accomplish almost nothing. It took to long to just get all the files open and set up, and then to put them all away at the end.

To accomplish deep thinking on any topic we need to spend time committing to getting into it, and out of it. Have you noticed that each Pa Kua class starts with 12 minutes of warm-up? One big reason for this is to get ourselves focused and into the class, as well as being physically ready.

I hope that you can start turning off your phone, shutting down your e-mails, and locking your office door so that you can spend some time committed to the task at hand.

The secret to multitasking is that it isn’t actually multitasking. It’s just extreme focus and organization.

-Joss Whedon

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Master Mo WILLIAMS

Master Mo Williams was born in a small town in Washington State where he spent his days camping, hiking, and backpacking. After moving to Los Angeles, he discovered Pa Kua and it changed his life. He credits his practice with both his physical and mental successes. More than that, he found a home in World Pa Kua that gave him a purpose. Master Williams teaches both adults and kids. He holds a black belt in martial arts and is currently training for his second black belt in weapons. As the newest addition to the team, Master Williams hopes to give kids and adults a safe place where they can discover their true selves.

“You don’t have to feel stuck, you don’t have to let anxiety control your life. We all deserve to be treated with respect and to hold our heads up high. That’s what I want each of my students to understand.”