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30 Minutes of Focus May Save Your Life

I was reading an old article found by Brett McKay over at Art of Manliness called “How to Live on 24 Hours a Day”. The piece opened my eyes to the premise that each of us only gets 24 hours, regardless of how we spend it. The challenge, therefore, is making the most of our time.

One recommended tactic for you, my friend, is to start each day by focusing on a topic for at least 30 minutes. The topic can vary day to day, but several days should be mapped out so you aren’t guessing each day. This exercise is about focus after all. The result of daily focus work is greater alertness during the day, which could save your life. This works, so it gets the Tactical Catholic Thumbs Up.

Some men pick a topic they wish to learn, or a skill, and focus on learning it. Here is a morning suggestion for you.

Mysteries of the Rosary. Today happens to be Thursday, so give yourself 30 minutes to concentrate on the 5 vignettes of today’s mysteries.

The Baptism in the Jordan

The Wedding at Cana

The Proclamation of the Kingdom

The Transfiguration

The Institution of the Eucharist

The daily topics after that are up to you. This works, guys. Do it!