A while ago I posted an article on the misconception of multitasking. In it were a number of links to articles claiming that multitasking in humans wasn’t all that wonderful. I tend to think they are right. They spoke of “being more in the moment”, “tuning in”, “thoughtfulness”…. basically it all came down to mindfulness.
I put the question there to “take some time out. Think. Focus. Tune in. Be in the moment.” Of course, I failed to do it myself. It’s not easy, and your own brain hijacks you most of the time, jumping left and right. Conversations on the phone while typing? No problem! Unitl you miss half of the conversation and shoot off an email you can’t understand yourself anymore.
Thankfully, I keep running into articles reminding me to focus, like this one at Creating Passionate Users.