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Hyper-Focus and Disconnection - JRWI Weekly

Ideas on balancing entrepreneurial drive with wellness, bringing to life new ideas while living well

Just Rolling with It

March 25 · Issue #41 · View online
Pursuing our dreams, not theirs.

Ideas on balancing entrepreneurial drive with wellness, bringing to life new ideas while living well ourselves and making space for what matters in a well balanced life.

I woke-up a few minutes ago from a Saturday afternoon nap. Sending this issue feels like a push. It feels like an important push though. That’s why I’m doing it.
One reason I send these is to connect with each of you. I used to disconnect, shut down and close-off from the world. Just Rolling with It’s taught me the power of connection and expansiveness. I feel grateful for this.
I used to think I only shut down when life wasn’t feeling healthy. Relating this to work, I’d find myself shutting down in proportion to how much I disliked the work I was doing. The more I disliked it, the more I would shut down and disconnect from the world around me.
These past few weeks I learned this isn’t the only time I shut down. I’ve been fortunate to enjoy the work I’m doing since joining Aragon. At the same time, I’ve found myself starting to shut-down and disconnect again.
I’m feeling like my ability to hyper-focus is one cause. For better or for worse, I have an ability to bring my consciousness into intense focus . This is most obvious to me at work.
I’ve aimed this focus on my new responsibilities. As a result, I found myself shutting down and disconnecting quite a bit.
Fortunately, I’m aware of this tendency. This awareness allowed me to set an intention to reopen and reconnect. I set this intention in my morning Five Minute Journal entries this week.
Doing this allowed me to feel more open and connected. I feel more open and connected with family, friends and people who work at the same co-working place as I do. I took an enjoyable bike ride around NYC Thursday afternoon. This gave me an opportunity to reconnect with a city I enjoy.
The world feels like a friendlier place when I do this. I’ve made human 1-to-1 connections that wouldn’t have happened otherwise.
When do you shut down? How do you feel when you do? Or, is your tendency to expand, until life starts to feel out of control and chaotic?
Either way, let me know by replying directly to this email. I read and respond to every reply.
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