Focus on what matters

Which people, passions, inspirations and ideas deserve your undivided attention? So asks author Tom Chatfield in his delightful new read 'Live This Book', which is jam-packed full of ideas, questions and exercises to help you reclaim your time from digital overload and spend more time with the things that matter most to you.


Focus on what matters

One: There are some everyday activities that give us energy and inspiration; that sharpen our sense of possibility. What are five such activities, or ways of spending time, that work for you? There are also things that we find especially burdensome or draining that sap our energy. Name five of these. How can you do more of the former and less of the latter?

Two: Use the following as a conversation menu with family or friends: Who did you most admire when growing up, and why? What are you most afraid of? What do you love doing for its own sake? What, for you, does it mean to be successful? Does it matter what other people think of you?

Three: If you only had two years left to live, what would you regret doing or not having done? What might you change? Who would you want to share your remaining time with?

More inspiration:

Read Live This Book by writer, speaker and consultant Tom Chatfield (Penguin, £8.99), is available now

Read Slow is the new fast by Jackee Holder on LifeLabs

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