Last month, we looked at the transformative power of setting intentions. This month, we zoom into the art and science of focus.

In film, a focus puller is someone who adjusts the focus of a camera, to ensure that all shots are sharp and well-defined. This is done by deliberate and rhythmic adjustment of the camera lens, seamlessly zooming in to capture intricate details, and then gently pulling back to reveal a broader perspective. Similarly, in mindfulness practice we are invited to draw our focus inward creating a meditative experience. “Indeed, there are parallels between focus in film and in life”, says Phumzi Manana in her video clip.

We shared some pro-tips from clients and associates on how they bring focus in their work. You can find these tips on Instagram.

Focus is one of the elements of mindful leadership. A mindful leader is present and fully engaged in the current moment, leads with self-awareness and emotional intelligence, and has a non-judgmental attitude. The benefits of mindful leadership include reduced stress, enhanced decision-making, and improved employee well-being.

Our associate, Christine Guchu-Katee, shared a Focus-practice: to make a small change in life or work, choose one aspect to concentrate on for a few weeks. As you focus this month, pick something simple and doable and engage with lightness and curiosity and you will begin to see results. 

Follow our journey to thriving as we discuss Intention, Focus, and Action on our Facebook and Instagram pages.