Small adorable child looking at my locket, opening it and seeing the words inside: Why do you have this in here?
Me: Well, I have the word “attention” because I need to pay attention.
Mother of small adorable child: You?! Really?! (said in a far too sarcastic voice!)
Hmmm. Perhaps I need to do more than cut out the word from a dictionary–settle down, I saved it and now it’s sole purpose is crafting and it’s very happy about it–maybe I need to actually pay attention, give my attention.
I know about mindfulness and I have my #onegoodcup (nearly) every day…but even though I’m mindful most mornings, is that equating to giving and paying attention throughout the whole day? Clearly, if my desk right at this moment is any indication with my dinner, this post, my performance review all in ongoing stages, the answer is no.
Multitasking is never the answer. I know! But really, experiments have been done.
Putting everything aside, I will now concentrate on this post and only this post.
Knowing about mindfulness is not practicing mindfulness. Ouch.
I had to remind myself every day: one good cup, for about two weeks, before it became just what I did. I have to make hash marks on a piece of paper to mark my glasses of water drank, for me to ACTUALLY drink 8-10 glasses and not simply think I’m getting enough water. And draw stars on a calender to mark when I’ve flossed–no judging!
Maybe, I need to Re-Mind myself to be mindful. I like that, Re-Mind.
I almost stopped what I was doing to make myself a great big note: Re-Mind. Focus. Attention.
But I stopped myself 🙂 I’ll do it when I’ve finished this post…
Please don’t consider this multitasking, just a change of subject!
This is exactly what I need right now for me to pay attention to my writing! If you’d like to check it out and maybe join in the non-stressful and nice accountability fun, click the link above!
I’ve been “writing” this book for far too long–apparently multitasking is not efficient…or creative…or good.
- Brainstorm character arcs — 1 week
- Brainstorm rest of book — 1 week
- Writing: 350 words a day until 1st draft is done–do not go back and fix anything until done
- Editing: I’ll re-visit this as I get closer.