Many people find multitasking to be difficult and I happen to be one of those people. Today I will be discussing a new way to learn how to multitask without even realizing what you are doing. Hopefully, some of you find this mindfulness activity helpful.
When you have some extra time, I want you to spend one of your free days focusing on only one task at a time. (This may be where you discover how much you multitask every day without realizing it!)
Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Only focusing on one task at a time is surprisingly difficult. Every day mindlessly we do so many things mindlessly, then mindfully and taken the time to focus on the task at hand can feel strange at first. When trying this activity if you find attempting it for a full day to be too much you can choose a shorter amount of time until you get used to it.
Be sure to take note of how you feel afterward and write down what tasks you were able to simply mindfully. Also, Keep track of those pesky tasks that are more challenging.
When you have some time to yourself take out your list and look it over. Take as much time as you need to find ways in which you can make those challenging exercises easier for you the complete mindfully.
I’ve talked about mindfulness many times in my blog and in case you missed those posts mindfulness is just the art of living in the present moment. You make yourself aware of your present surroundings and feelings while putting the future and past behind you. It might sound like some new age fake mental stage, but science and living a Zen lifestyle like we are encouraged to do by Vietnamese monk and the ultimate master of mindfulness Thich Nhat Hanh backs up the fact mindfulness works.
If we ever want to change the way we feel mentally such as ridding ourselves of anxiety, mental anguish, and being able to let go of the past mindfulness seems to be the only real method that works.
With mindfulness, you are like a bus driver and choose which passengers (anxiety, past trauma, low self-esteem, the feeling of worthlessness) you allow as passengers on your bus which for the lack of a better term is your life’s journey. If you don’t like who is riding along with you on this bus, you are in control and can kick them off at any time you choose. Kind of how Indiana Jones kicked the German officer off the zeppelin saying “No Ticket.”
You need to practice self-compassion and forgiveness. Don’t allow those from your past to be the bait that gets you hooked onto one of life’s fishhooks. Instead, release your hate and let go of the past. The words and opinions of past toxic people don’t matter. The only real opinion that means anything is your own.
Once you can let go of the past, you will find mindfully focusing on your actions in the present moment to be much easier. Eventually, this will allow you to multitask efficiently and even have fun attempting things you might’ve hated before putting mindfulness into action.
Happiness is a choice and many of us choose to wallow in self-hate and anger. Try practicing living in the moment a.k.a. mindfulness where the past and future do not exist. You will be amazed by how much better you feel and how life, in general, will seem to improve dramatically.
Give this mindfulness activity a try and let me know if it benefited you in any way in the comments section below. Best of luck and I hope you allow your body and mind to converge is one to improve your life.
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