Focus on how, not what.
Ever feel like you wasted a weekend? You fumed about work, procrastinated on the cleaning, flipped through channels, then resented that it was over.
The best way to improve life is the ultimate time-saver:
Do everything with total attention.
- If you watch TV, do it with total attention.
- Read slowly and deliberately.
- Rest and take walks, and enjoy the stillness.
- When you go back to work, bring total attention. Instead of ruminating and rushing, try to focus on each moment of work.
We keep searching for the perfect book, TV series, pastime, or job.
It’s not what you read, but how you read it.
It’s not what you watch, but how you watch it.
It’s not what you do, but how you do it.
When you give everything your total attention, you won’t waste a minute.