Multitasking is inherent in our modern lives. When juggling many roles, tasks, and people in our lives, it becomes habit to skim the surface trying to keep it all together. The mind becomes scattered, and we feel as though there is not enough time for it all.
You can sharpen the skill of focusing by staying present while doing one thing at a time. You might try eating a meal, petting your dog or cat, or taking a shower with full focused attention. With practice, you may find it easier to handle the overwhelm by taking things one step at a time.
In mindful presence,
Lack of direction, not lack of time, is the problem. We all have twenty-four hour days.
Lori Furbush teaches Qigong, Yin Yoga, & Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). She weaves MINDFULNESS & RELAXATION into every moment.