Pay attention to what you are doing!

 

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How many times did you hear that as a kid?

 

Sounds like “Awareness” practice to me.


Not paying attention, wastes our abilities and chance at wellbeing.

 

Multitasking is another form of not paying attention.

 

We now know multitasking decrease efficiency and accuracy significantly. Also, multitasking eats energy and attitude.

 


I try to pay attention to my mundane tasks, house chores living with my three grandkids.

 

 

Doing laundry is calming at times. My purpose is allow my grandkids to look clean, neat and their best.

 

 

I slow down focus to hang everything properly, then time disappears as I enter this task.

 

 

A chore has changed, time suspended, we are living life as fully as possible in this mundane moment.

 


Then we move to the next moment, hopefully leaving the thoughts about this task behind.

 


Practice on mundane things first, then tackle the awkward and upsetting situations next.

 

 

Perfection is never a goal, being able to come back to now after we get lost will suffice.

 

 

The election is over, how long will you carry your judgments, your thoughts.   Direct thought to a solution, a plan, then come back to the laundry, now.

 

 

Try staying present more, wandering off, doubting, worrying and obsessing less.
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2 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Paging Mrs Zen on November 8, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    It’s funny how mundane chores like unpacking the dishwasher are actually enjoyable when I am practicing being fully present. It’s quite peaceful. When I’m rushing I’m thinking three steps ahead and bored!

  2. A chore is a negative judgment or connotation for us

    Some jobs are beneath some

    Funny how our “Ego” desires
    status
    Importance
    power
    And especially control

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