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Locking-In, Tunnel Vision, Focus and Disconnect

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Ideas on pursuing our individual dreams, not the dreams of others. Learning to hear our inner voice t
 

Just Rolling with It

March 31 · Issue #89 · View online
Pursuing our dreams, not theirs.

Ideas on pursuing our individual dreams, not the dreams of others. Learning to hear our inner voice to guide us toward them while filtering out the noise of modern society’s dream pushers.

Hi,
It’s Sunday morning and I’m locked-in. I have a little time to catch-up on some things. This newsletter’s one of them.
Yesterday I disconnected with a bike ride and family dinner. I convinced myself it’s OK to reconnect this morning. The latter’s debatable 😬
As I result, I’m racing to finish a few things. Racing against the clock, trying not to hit a wall…
Something I discovered during therapy is my ability to focus intensely. I first discovered this ability by describing how sometimes the only thing I could see was the cell in the spreadsheet I was working on.
Hearing myself say this, I realized this ability’s downside. When I lock-in and focus intensely, I get tunnel vision. This causes me to turn inside myself and disconnect.
I’ve learned how unhealthy disconnection is. I feel more stressed and anxious when I disconnect. I start to feel tension in my eyes, temples, then head. I’m starting to feel this now, as I write it.
Even looking up from the computer feels hard during these moments. This compounds the effect.
I know how beneficial the simple act of standing up is. Walking away from my computer is even more beneficial. Going to walk outside is even more beneficial that that.
So that’s what I’m going to do. Right after I update the photo and music 😅
Do you experience this tunnel vision at times? Or, maybe not being able to focus is something you struggle with.
Either way, when do you become aware of it happening? How do you work with it?
Let me know by responding directly to this email.
May your weekend be a restful and restorative one.
Catch you next week,
Chris
Photo of the Week
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Semi-Random Thoughts
I’m working to migrate it from a paid hosted Wordpress blog to a self-hosted Ghost blog. I hope it will be available again in the next week or so.
I’m aware of discussing my work more often in recent issue. If you happen to be interested in this work, you can learn more on my Chainflow website.
Current Reading List
Ayurvedic Cooking for Self Healing by Usha Lad
Prakriti: Your Ayurvedic Constitution by Robert E. Svoboda
The Cabin Porn Book
How to Build Your Dream Cabin in the Woods: The Ultimate Guide to Building and Maintaining a Backcountry Getaway by J. Wayne Fears
The Abundance of Less: Lessons in Simple Living from Rural Japan by Andy Couturier
Music of the Week
20190225 DJ Deep by DJ Deep | Free Listening on SoundCloud
Podcast of the Week
#99 – Thriving Versus Surviving – with David McQueen & Jerry Colonna by The Reboot Podcast | Free Listening on SoundCloud
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