Each day, we provide a series of daily affirmations and reflections designed to help you get that ShineBuzz feeling. We suggest that you read through the affirmations (aloud if possible, in your head if not) and meditate on them for a few moments. You can also choose one or two that speak to you and carry them with you throughout the day. When you’re finished, take a few moments to answer the reflection questions at the bottom in your journal or add them into your meditation, whichever works best for you. Here are today’s affirmations and reflections.

I train my mind to focus.

I limit multitasking. I give my full attention to one activity at a time. Taking a mindful approach helps me to work more productively and experience less tension. I accomplish more in less time.

I create a daily meditation practice. I sit down for a few minutes each day to still my mind and observe my thoughts. As I practice, I learn how to choose the objects of my attention in any situation.

I take care of my mind and body. My physical and mental wellbeing are closely connected. I prioritize sleep, good nutrition, and staying active. I exercise my mind with games that sharpen my mental abilities.

I deal with stress constructively. It is easier to concentrate when I feel relaxed.

I pause for breaks throughout the day. A brief walk or a chat with a friend refreshes me. I return to work with greater enthusiasm and a sharper focus.

I minimize distractions as much as possible. I put aside worries and doubts. I clear away physical clutter. I turn off electronic devices and try to find a quiet place to work. When I am interrupted, I bounce back quickly. Instead of becoming irritated, I accept diversions as a natural part of life.

Today, I remind myself to focus on the present moment. My mind is calm and clear. I am able to concentrate more fully for longer periods of time.

Self-Reflection Questions:

1. How does paying attention to my surroundings help me to lead a more fulfilling life?
2. How does technology affect my ability to concentrate?
3. What is one thing I can do to help lengthen my attention span?