I had to share this great blog from the Director of CARE Learning Academy.  Enjoy!

FOCUS! This seems to be a huge challenge for many of us. With the countless distractions around us (electronic gadgets, children, significant others, co-workers, environment etc…) we definitely find ourselves struggling to focus, or do even the simplest tasks, without getting distracted. I am fortunate enough, and been tremendously blessed, to have four children which allowed me (or should I say, forced me) to train my brain to disregard junk and to pick up on what is important while desperately trying to focus on the task at hand.

So, having children that are fairly close in age, I was in survival mode for many, many, many years! I had to figure out a way to not end up missing milestones, grown up conversations, and important details, while simultaneously attending to hurt knees and the real and the “not so real” tears.

Training my brain to do multiple tasks at the same exact moment was the goal. Allowing myself to pick up on important key notes beyond my world of to do list was the agenda. It took a lot of trial and error to learn this art, and trust me when I say that, I still have those off days when I just pick up on certain words and completely misconstrue the context and turn it into a discussion or an unwanted argument, but my track record has been getting better, and I think it is safe to say that I have “somewhat” mastered the art of ignoring the bad and taking in the good.

As human beings, we HAVE the ABILITY to actually train our brain. There is no exact science on how to do this, or at least not that I know of, but I have discovered that knowing your capacity, and who you are, will help you determine the best way to know how your brain responds to certain situations.

All I really know, is that our brain is capable of being trained to do exactly what we need it to do. So, c’mon amazing human beings, train that beautiful brain of yours and finish the task at hand, but don’t miss out on the little things that might just turn into unforgettable memories.


Lou Bautista
Director SCV Tutors~CARE Learning Academy