Ive been feeling my focus is really off. I cant stay on one thing at a time, mostly because i suffer from anxiety and im trying to concur it sober from now on but having my focus dwindle is really bad for me. Any tips on How to improve focus?
Re: How to Improve Focus
By: Vanitys_Fire Moderator / Knowledgeable Apr 25, 2012
Post # 2
Try doing breathing exercises, relax your self (mind and body), meditate, and maybe do some exercises or yoga. Some thing to relieve any stress because that can cause a lack of focus. If you find that you can't meditate, do yoga, or any of the rest try sitting down and figure out some thing you wish to do. Let's just say draw a picture. Decide what you want to draw and start drawing. If you can't draw good or you can't get some thing right, don't stress out. Take some deep breaths and calmly continue working. It doesn't matter if it comes out perfect or not, what matters is that you are focussing on getting your goal accomplished. If you don't want to draw then find some thing you are comfortable with. Start small and work your way up. In due time you will be able to do more and more with good focus. You just have to get a grip and find what helps you focus.
Unfortunately, this is one of those problems that just takes practice and concentration work. Actually the memory game can help with this, and you can use two sets of runes or two weeded tarot decks with this. Yes, also you might want to try a shamanic journey using repetitive sounds either drumming, rattles or something similar to focus your mind. I find that people who have a hard time ''turning off'' do better with the shamanic work.
I'd recommend Michael Harner's cd's... he has an entire series dedicated to it. I have to admit, I've had the best luck with live drums, but a cd does work, too.
If you are looking for some kind of system to help with this kind of focus, Christopher Penczak's book ''The Inner Temple of WitchCraft'' (book one) or ''The Temple of Shamanic WitchCraft'' (book three). Silva has a paperback book which has an entire series on mind control, but I tend to pick and choose. The beginner excursuses in particular are useful for the problems you seem to be having. (to find this, look up Silva Mind Control in a search at Amazon.com under used books. I have no idea if this is still in print. ) Also, Kerr Chuluhain in ''The Wiccan Warrior'' also has some good suggestions.
Also, Aden McCoy in ''Making Magick'' also has good ideas for this.