So I wrote this book...

So I wrote this book...
If you've ever felt a gap between what you believe and what you experienced, this book is for you. It is available via Amazon in paperback and Kindle formats.

Multitasking vs. Mindfulness

I've become keenly aware lately of the difference in multitasking vs. mindfulness.

Most of us are multitaskers.  We know how to get a lot of things done at once. The thing is that it creates a bit of a fragmented existence.  As our attention is divided and we strive to keep up, whole days rush past in a blur as our hands do one thing and our minds are someone else. It creates stress.

Mindfulness requires our full attention. We focus on—and enjoy fully—whatever we are doing at a given moment. Rather than having our thoughts in the past or the future, we focus on the present.

Here is the weird thing I've discovered.  When I do this, it seems that time expands.

I don't actually get less done.  Instead, I am more focused and can enjoy what I do.  I have time to savor my food, enjoy a drive, have a conversation, complete a task. Each time I find myself getting caught up in old patterns of rushing, divided attention, stressful thoughts, I simply bring myself back--usually with a focus on my breath.

I always thought that multitasking made me productive. Now, I think it just makes me stressed.

This is an ongoing journey for me.
© Random Cathy
Maira Gall