Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Undivided Attention - Can You Do It?

In today's world, we are all running somewhere to the grocery store, work, gym, school...

What we need to remember is that the people we care about need us too. In an article I read today they were talking about give our love ones our undivided attention.

How often do we do this?

Every day right?

No, most of us are always in a hurry to do something else.

The article suggested we give our love ones twenty minutes of our undivided attention. Is it easy probably not, but it can help keep the bond strong.

I know I need this time. I tried to connect with my children at least once a week. Even if it isn't for twenty minutes. I just need to hear their voice and let them know I love them.

With my husband, I like to hear about his day and tell him about mine. Is it earth shattering stuff?

No. We just reconnect and have a chance to get out the joys and pains of the day.

Can you do this?

Yes. Take a moment and listen you might be surprise what your lover, child, friend has to say.

And if that person is too busy to hear you. Write them a note. When reading a person is giving you their undivided attention.

So feel free to leave a comment you'll have my undivided attention.



Anonymous said...

It is so hard to focus undivided attention. I have dinner tonight with my mom and am going to put my phone away and try to do this with her. Thanks for this post!

Jeanie Clemmens said...

What a beautiful suggestion. I'm RT your tweet.