Mindful tasks vs Multi-tasking

So the following is what has inspired my blog post today – as I was going about my morning, making beds and moving onto the kitchen to unload the dishwasher all of a sudden my mom popped into my mind and started thinking about how grateful I am for all that she did for me as a child…

My initial thought was to call her up and say ‘Mom this is what I was thinking this morning’, however, my mom has passed away and yes even after 10 years my first instinct is still to call her?!!

So I just spoke to her in my mind instead ;0

I digress…so after this thought two things came to me – how it seems so much easier for me to do what is considered mundane now… I can do these tasks such as making the beds, unloading the dishwasher with an ease and a feeling of contentment and gratitude. The second thing is that I usually have nice memories pop into my mind as I go about my tasks – making it all the while more pleasant (maybe that’s unique to me?!!)

My awareness of this and the fact I am sharing this with you – that I am now more present/mindful is a great realization and win for me as for years I was a serial multitasker 🙂 and never getting anywhere fast! And trying to do so many things at once always left me feeling so depleted. For example, I would start one thing, move onto another, never really get anything finished and was always rushing and feeling quite stressed.  This was the case across all areas of my life.

So how did I become more mindful and have more of a relaxed feeling about things…

I have no doubt it’s down to my meditation practice… For me, meditation brings an instant relief whilst doing the meditation itself but it also impacts the remainder of my day wonderfully.

I am curious, moms, do you practice meditation or have you ever tried to do this? If you do practice or have in the past did you find it helpful?  And, if you haven’t practiced would you consider it…

Let me know your thoughts…

With love and best wishes, L X

PS: just had a thought to do a blog post on why I started my meditation practice and what meditations I use which I find helpful – so watch this space 😉

 

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