ichigyo-zammai

Concentration on a single act.

The Japanese are an insightful bunch and they have inspiring words and phrases to cover a number of life’s situations and wisdom.

This is no different.

Knowing we should only do one thing at a time is one thing, having a beautiful Japanese word to explain it is even better. This article looks at how to achieve and maintain ichigyo-zammai in daily life.

5) Maintain your focus by paying attention to your thoughts. When you notice yourself start to drift into a different thought other than the one you have for completing your task, bring it back to center and remind yourself that this feeling of discomfort will last only a few moments and soon you’ll be back in a natural rhythm of work.

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