One of the easiest and fastest ways to get a new habit established is to create a story around it. That’s why I love metaphors so much! They make it really easy to explain stuff to people, they are easy to remember, and they make changing habits so much smoother.
Metaphors make intangible things like “focus” become more “real” in a unique and practical way.
So here is one of my favorite metaphors for improving your focus and concentration!
Think of the amount of focus you give to a task as being comparable to the volume setting on a radio which can be adjusted anywhere from “0” to “10”.
A setting of “0” indicates you have the volume turned down so low you can’t hear what’s being broadcast.
A “10” indicates you can loudly, clearly, and comfortably hear everything coming through.
Having a reference point – particularly one that stimulates one of your senses, in this case hearing – will give you a way to monitor your level of focus and more easily recognize when you need to make adjustments.