Are You Focusing On Others Way Too Much? Here’s How To Bring The Focus Back To Yourself

Last Update on November 29, 2021 : Published on November 29, 2021
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Focus is one thing that has the ability to turn tables on you. If you focus on yourself, you’ll eventually grow whereas, if your focus is on others, your personal growth may be hindered. Therefore, you really need to focus on yourself instead of others.

Take a hurdle race as an example. If you are running a hurdle race, instead of focusing on your track you begin to focus on your fellow runners. What do you think is going to happen? You will fall and lose because your focus was on someone else.

This implies to all walks of life, you need to bring the focus back to yourself. If you are struggling to do the same this article will be a blessing in disguise for you. We will discuss some effective ways of focusing on yourself and being happy.

7 Effective Ways To Start Focusing On Yourself And Not Others

Ways To Start Focusing On Yourself

1. Take Some Time Off For Yourself

It’s good to be hardworking but don’t forget that you are working hard to improve your quality of life. If you are spending your time working for others, wouldn’t it be funny, the price for your quality of life is your quality of life itself.

2. Maintain A Journal

Journaling is the best way to keep a track of your activities. Write about your day, how did you spend your off work period? This will help you get a clear picture of where you focus more. You can contemplate on what you have been doing and where you are going wrong.

3. Check In With Yourself (Regularly)

Don’t be a robot! Don’t be stuck in a loop. Hold! Sit back and think about what you really want. Ask yourself time and again, are you really working for yourself? Is the focus on yourself or is it on others? Check in with yourself and focus on yourself. Do things you really want to do for your betterment.

4. Set Practical Boundaries

Set boundaries for yourself and others. Don’t become a yes man/woman. Learn to say no. You need to focus on yourself and that means you have to invest time in yourself. Set some boundaries, have some limits and make sure that others know about them too.

5. Don’t Be Lethargic

You have to be active. If you want to bring the focus back to yourself, pull your socks up and start working for yourself. You need to actively work towards making your life better. Identify your shortcomings and start focusing on your strengths. Use your self-awareness to your advantage.

6. Self-Care Is A Must

Self-care is a must

Taking care of yourself is an important aspect of focusing on yourself. Think of what you need and how you can give it to yourself. Do things that make you feel good about yourself? Relax your mind and body. The best way to focus on yourself is by taking good care of yourself.

7. Consult A Professional

Sometimes we fail to understand our incapability to focus on ourselves. That is why scheduling an appointment with a professional is a wise thing to do. They can help us understand where we are going wrong and how we can bring the focus back on track.

Benefits Of Focusing On Yourself

Focusing on yourself is the need of the hour. In this rat race we really need to bring the focus back to be happy. Nobody will help in making things work for you, only you can do it for yourself. Once you start focusing on yourself, trust me, you’ll be benefited a lot more than you know…

  • Improves quality of life
  • Increases joy and happiness in life
  • Helps in avoiding burnouts
  • Builds resilience
  • Increases self-awareness
  • Improves overall wellbeing

Final Thoughts…

How to focus on yourself other than others has been a troubling phase for a lot of people. We struggle to bring our focus back to ourselves. Try to focus on yourself rather than focusing on others.

I hope you found this blog helpful. Do comment and let me know if you tried the above mentioned ways of how to focus on yourself and not on others. Try to bring the focus back to yourself for your own happiness and contentment.

Thanks for reading.

Take care and stay safe!

About The Author

Kirti Bhati
Kirti Bhati

I am an English literature (major) and psychology (minor) graduate from St. Bede’s College, Shimla. Postgraduate in Clinical psychology from IIS University, Jaipur. She has published a Research paper on Music therapy in the military population and Workplace stress in a national seminar conducted by Fortis hospital (gurugram) and international seminar conducted by St. Bede’s College, Shimla, Respectively. Authored a dissertation work on ‘effect of social media addiction on the mental and physical well-being in adolescents’ Currently working at calm sage as a writer.

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