This is another busy week and I miss taking time. Time to do anything, really. Time to give my undivided attention to something.
I always try to find a balance between Kaya’s pace and mine, or the one dictated by circumstances. This week is one where my list is longer than I care to think about.
I’m practising my skills at prioritising. Letting go of expectations, of the goals only I know about – because nobody else will hold me accountable if some things get done later rather than sooner.
It’s good a exercise for me.
Multitasking can be unavoidable, even satisfying. At other times it is plain stressful.
And on occasion uncalled for.
Since Kaya’s arrival, I have learned a lot about slowing down, letting go, and being. But I do need reminders to stay on that path.
I was watching my son put his socks on this morning. (Getting dressed is his new highlight of the day.) How much concentration and effort he puts into it – while I put my socks on, brush my teeth and check the news all at the same time.
So I’m thinking: Sometimes one thing at a time is quite enough. Sometimes nothing is quite enough. Keep it simple. A few more things are moving from my urgent to-do list to “some other time”.
Because with the things that truly are not urgent, there is nobody who will tell me off.
I used to do a good job of that myself, and still do often enough.
But I shall listen to that little guy who has been my best teacher so far.
Be mindful. Just put your socks on. Take a moment to admire your work. It’s good.
I hope you get a chance this week to take some time (for) yourself..