Today I was watching a little girl running to catch up with her father in a crowded street of Manhattan. She was happy spiraling between people and dogs. She was greatly enjoying it … She was feeling happy and radiated her smile to the people as she twisted and turned, skillfully avoiding them.
That inspired me to be playful when I’m being interrupted by phone calls and urgent emails while I’m focusing on writing something important that requires my full concentration. Can my brain be functional enough to immediately switch back towhere I left off when the interruption came? I notice that when I retain my cool when interrupted, I can switch back to my project almost immediately. When I am frustrated, however, I need first to deal with that uncomfortable emotion before I can continue to write.
I want to practice just skipping along as that little girl did. She trusted she would not lose her father. Can I trust that I don’t lose my concentration?
I’m going to work toward it because on a certain level I like multitasking.
I’m conducting a little poll – What about you? Do you like multi-tasking or do you prefer concentrating only on a single task?