A Challenge

I challenge you to do just one thing at a time, with complete attention, for one day. Only one. No listening to the radio while driving. No watching TV while eating.

If you cook, just slice the leg of llama. Or just peel the snozberries. No going back and forth.

If you’re writing an email, just write the email. No checking to see if you’re getting more mail asking if you’d like to buy Viagra and a new Rolex from a Nigerian prince in trouble.

If you’re skinning a wild boar on the Serengeti, don’t think about how to spell Serengeti while you do it. For that matter, the lion pride behind you may wait patiently for you to finish, so don’t you worry about them either.

Count how many times you end up holding one thing in each hand, and they don’t have anything to do with each other. You may discover that you don’t need to have a machete in hand while you fold the laundry.

Take up the challenge. You won’t be losing time that you have to make up for. By focusing on the thing you’re doing you’ll save yourself time by doing it better. But it’s so easy to get distracted.




~ by jesstracey on September 16, 2011.

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