The “simple” task of concentrating

I’m pretty scatter-brained these days.  I think years and years of “multi-tasking” hasn’t done a whole lot for my powers of concentration.  Today I decided while eating lunch to only eat lunch…live in the moment as it were.  No books.  No computer.  No radio.  Nothing.  Just the simple act of eating.

I suppose in some ways that is similar to meditation and it was really damn hard.   My mind kept flitting all over the place.  I had to restrain myself from moving over to the computer to read something or send a friend an instant message.  I’ve been slowly weaning myself from various sources of information that have been nothing but time sinks.  Today was a quick plunge into the cold waters of single-tasking and boy…definitely not a simple thing.

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