Finding Focus

Today is testing my ability to focus. I’ve been working on things for the next two weeks and my brain has shut down. Everything from the wind chimes to the birds chirping outside distract me from my to-do list. This is not good. I need to get these things done. I can feel my anxiety mounting as the minutes tick off the clock and tasks continue to go unfinished.

So what do you do when this happens? Pinterest of course! I found some good quotes and then the link to some grounding exercises. I found one that really struck me as a good one. Writing also helps me regroup. So I decided to take a break from my list and write about this quick little exercise that, along with writing about it, helped me find my focus.

What do you do when you can’t find your focus?


There is no exhaustion quite like that which accompanies the end of the school year. The simplest tasks seem daunting. Things we’ve done week after week are suddenly foreign and forgotten. Write a paragraph with 5 sentences? Calculate how much change we get back from a purchase? Fill out my time card? Ten more days of this.

Everyone is just blah. Me, my boys, the kids and teachers at school. Everyone. I’d much rather be outside in the garden or reading a book on the porch. Kids would rather be outside playing. It looks and feels like summer. We all want it to be summer. Like yesterday.

Until then, I’ll keep plastering a smile on my face and telling myself I’m stronger than I think I am. We will keep writing complete sentences, counting money, and celebrating successes, even when it feels like those familiar tasks are botched. I’ll keep afloat so everyone else can too.