Constant multitasking has been correlated with an inability to focus, stress, depression, and anxiety.
Studies even suggest multitaskers are, ironically, worse at multitasking than their single-tasking counterparts.
Recently, we added a new member to the family – Tucker James. I had been thinking about the conundrum of trying to do too many things at the same time and doing them poorly or not at all due to feeling overwhelmed when we started training.
Training Tucker takes “thinking like a dog.” He is in the moment. He does do not multi-task. In fact, the better trained Tucker is, the more relaxed and focused he becomes. He’s in the moment with me – we are in tune with each other.
Training involves redirecting and correcting unwanted behavior. It’s constant and never “over.” It’s a process and it gets easier and more efficient with time.
I like to think about my journey to be in the moment – a uni-tasker – in a similar way.
OK, so this 66 day challenge is a little bit of a challenge…but, yesterday while walking Tobey Sue I enjoyed the flowers and lush greenery during our morning walk.
Appreciate the blooms during your next walk or drive – there are few things more magical!
Day 7 of the 66 day being in the moment challenge – road trips.
A great road trip does not have to be long, but it should always be fun and preferably to somewhere you have not been before.
Don’t be in a hurry. Road trips can be purposeful and structured, but never rushed.
An afternoon wander not too far from home is a great way to discover a road less traveled.
We call it the tank
Our road trip vehicle
Park road in Sequoia National Park
A road trip is a great way to be in the moment – turn off the phone, breathe deeply, smile, listen to music, talk to your copilot, and enjoy the journey.
P.S. – Sometimes getting lost isn’t so bad!