I've been thinking alot about multitasking, and it is a misnomer. It's something many of us try to do; talk on the phone and push the baby in the carraige, make dinner while helping our kids with homework, using the internet while cooking dinner....oh, the lists go on.
But, you never get to live in the moment. If you are not fully present in the moment, it manifests itself in not so kind ways. Pasty skin, fatigue, excess cortisol and most of all stress. When your brain is not allowed to complete singular tasks, you live in a state of low level anxiety. It's not really living, it's just moving from one set of things to another.
It's a hard habit to break. It means less things get done. It's a work in progress for me. But since my headache from cutting out white sugar has finally gone away, I'm up for a new challenge. I'll let you know how it goes, but so far, so good.
How about you?