I’ve broken this webinar recording into two parts:

  1. Part I – My Talk: I share how to bring joy, playfulness, curiosity, gratitude and love to your focus session. (See notes)
  2. Part II – Questions & Answers: I answered questions about doing your important task longer than 10 minutes, how to choose important tasks, how to focus in a busy office, and more.

Part I: Leo’s Talk (with notes)

You can download this video here, or download just the audio. Or watch below.

Here are the notes from my talk (video is below the notes):

We live lives of distraction and busyness. How can we give ourselves space to find the deliciousness in focus and single-tasking?

The problem: When we get started in the morning, often we get onto our phones or computers to check email, messages, news, social media … and then we keep going, in an endless stream of distraction and busyness, maybe getting things done but never really finding focus.

When we set out to do an important, meaningful task … it’s difficult, because creating the space for it is not our usual habit. It feels like a chore, to set aside the time and mental space to focus on something deeply. It can feel like we’re making a sacrifice.

But what if we looked at it as a treat instead? A gift to ourselves — giving ourselves the gift of space and the permission we need to really give ourselves over to one thing.

In this way, a focus session can be seen as luxurious. A joyful act of self care. Like taking time to relax in a hot tub!

Well, maybe not exactly like that. But it certainly can be delicious.

Let’s look at how we can make it that way:

This is a symptom of how we do everything in our day — rushing through things, just wanting to get through them.

What if we elevated this to something beyond the ordinary?

Some ways to bring sacredness to our morning space:

  1. Recognize this space something to be appreciated
  2. Create space, and don’t cram it full of things
  3. Be meticulous about the space
  4. Set Intention & be deliberate
  5. Focus on appreciation
  6. Don’t rush to finish

Listen to the talk on the video for more details on these items.

This kind of devotion increases the depth of the practice.

Part II: Questions & Answers

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In this 2nd part of the webinar, I answered some great questions about: