It’s Mindful Monday, and I woke up with distraction on my mind. Distraction affects our lives in numerous ways, with consequences ranging from distasteful to disastrous. Often it masquerades as something we proudly venerate: multitasking. But every time we multitask, we pull brain activity away from our primary task of the moment.
Distraction with Distasteful Consequences
A couple years ago, I set out to make a delicious stir-fry dinner from scratch. The finished product was to look like this:
I carefully assembled the ingredients, added them to the pan at appropriate times, and enjoyed the pleasing aroma as I waited to perform the last step. [Read more…]