Overcoming Multitasking with Mindfulness

Overcoming Multitasking with Mindfulness

Article Highlights

  • We lose time and efficiency when expect our conscious mind to multitask
  • Multitasking results in lost productivity and distraction
  • By being mindful, we become truly attentive and productive

Have you ever awakened in the middle of the night suddenly realizing that you made a mistake or forgot to do something the day before?

Isn’t it crazy, that you can go all day and not think of something important, and then at 2:56 a.m., it hits you like a brick?

But what can you do about it at 2:56 am? You know you won’t be able to take care of it until morning, but that isn’t going to help you fall back asleep. As a matter of fact, if you are like most people, it will keep you awake thinking about it and – worrying.

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To fix this, we must look at why this happens in the first place. (more…)

Managing the Waves and Leaks in Time

Managing the Waves and Leaks in Time

When I was fourteen years old, I went to California with a group of kids my age. We went to Santa Monica Beach to see the ocean. None of us had been there before so this was a real treat for us. When we got there, we decided to try bodysurfing. We saw others doing it and it looked fun and much less difficult than regular surfing. Soon we learned how it was done and found ourselves out in the water preparing for the waves to come our way.

When a large wave approached, I started swimming as hard as I could, hoping to time it perfectly. I found myself riding the wave in toward the shore. Suddenly, the wave pulled me down, headfirst into the sand under the water. (more…)