Attention_

Author: Steve Pavlina. Link to original: http://www.stevepavlina.com/blog/2010/10/attention/ (English).
Life offers an abundance of concerns to which you can give your attention. A significant part of living consciously includes deciding what is deserving of your attention and to what extent as well as deciding what isn’t deserving of your attention. Attention Worthiness How do you decide what’s worthy of your attention and what isn’t? [...]

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Life offers an abundance of concerns to which you can give your attention. A significant part of living consciously includes deciding what is deserving of your attention and to what extent as well as deciding what isn’t deserving of your attention.

Attention Worthiness

How do you decide what’s worthy of your attention and what isn’t?

Let’s consider some potential concerns.

On a scale of 1-3, make a quick rating of how attention-worthy each concern is for you (see list below).

1 = unworthy of your attention

2 = somewhat worthy of your attention

3 = very worthy of your attention

Here’s the list. These are in no particular order, and it’s not a complete list. It’s just a list to get you thinking.

“It depends” is a perfectly reasonable answer if you feel your rating would depend on the situation or circumstances. If that’s your answer, see if you can gain clarity about how the situation would affect your answer.

your favorite TV show(s)

astrophysics

government

national/global news

local news

your neighborhood

your home

your job

your income

your best friend

your boss

your parents

your family

the economy

Facebook

productivity

your nighttime dreams

your goals

literature

poetry

movies

porn

gossip about people you know

email

Twitter

the latest software

income taxes

your net worth

your weight

your physical appearance

your wardrobe

your primary relationship partner

meditation

physical exercise

reading non-fiction

reading fiction

music

art

travel

fine dining

cooking

smoking

doing drugs

pharmaceuticals

conspiracy theories

healthy eating

forming positive habits

overcoming addictions

making money

protecting the environment

cleaning

being organized

personal hygiene

dating

going to bars or night clubs

theater

dancing

sex

marriage

having kids

parenting

law

mathematics

medicine

biology

science

chemistry

physics

manufacturing

mining

stocks

real estate

investing

farming

coffee

geography

learning other languages

writing

Internet marketing

philosophy

metaphysics

video games

gambling

technology

computer programming

entertainment

education

national debt

the military

personal growth

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