I am a chronic multitasker. Often times I’ll sit down to watch a TV show, and by the time that 30 minutes is up, I won’t even remember what the show was about– I was paying bills, blogging, doing work on my computer, or checking Instagram… and then I end up having to watch the show all over again.
Multitasking is great sometimes, but lately I’ve been realizing how much it takes away from being in the present moment. I need to work on doing one thing at a time, rather than trying to do everything at once.
This weekend, I tried to do that. I’d originally planned on making it a weekend full of deep cleaning and multitasking, in preparation for the Christmas decorating that we’ll do next weekend, but the rainy weather did nothing to help my energy or mood, and lounging sounded much better. I can clean after work tonight, right ?
Focusing on one task at a time, I had a cozy weekend baking cookies, doing laundry, going to church, cooking chili, watching TV, and sitting/napping in front of the fireplace for a couple of hours.
I think that I try to multitask because I feel like I’m being too lazy if I’m not. If I’m sitting down doing “nothing,” I feel like I need to be doing something. But sometimes, a lazy weekend is just what is needed.
Now, I feel refreshed and ready to begin this short work week.
Thanksgiving is just three days away! Can you believe it?
Are you a multitasker?
What did you do this weekend?