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.