So, I suppose you are wondering how Lent is going so far. (Ok, so you weren't, humor me ok?!)
You guys, giving up multitasking is HARD. I don't know if it the way I am wired or just the habits I have but I keep slipping back into doing multiple things at once all the time. If I pause in an activity and look up at all I see something else that needs attention too and my hands and head gets all twitchy and I start thinking about finishing that up instead. Poof! My mental focus is gone just like that, just by looking up.
Maybe it is that I've been running behind for so long that I am scrambling to get caught up constantly. Maybe I have ADD. Maybe technology has brainwashed us to think that doing more things at once is better. Maybe I have the TV on too often, but it is so hard.
But, despite my frequent mental derailments I am being more productive lately. I don't know if that is the fact that I've had deadlines and events that force my focus or if it is the mindful attempt to quit the multitasking but it is there - a small increase in my productivity.
Already my attention span for this project is waning. It seems hard and I question whether it is even needed. My brain is playing the same tricks it does about dieting, or exercising, or getting to bed early - "its ok, just this once"
And I give in more than I should.
I'm resigned to the fact that this isn't going to be a perfect track record Lent, like giving up chocolate might have been. Instead I'm going to keep climbing the hill even if my rock falls down it again and again.
How are you guys doing a week into Lent?