Can I Really Multitask?

**Note:  This is a somewhat random post, but it’s a peak into where I’m at lately.**
I like to pride myself on my ability to multitask.  However, I don’t remember how this came about, but my husband pointed out, “You think you can multitask, but really you slow up what  you’re doing because of talking on the phone.” 
Oh, that’s what it was.  Somehow, we were talking about how I love to chat on the phone while I fold laundry.  I don’t have to think too much about folding the laundry, so it’s easy to do and get a good conversation in.  
At least I felt that way until the next time I was folding laundry and talking on the phone and caught myself stopping during the conversation to use my hands to, oh…get a point across maybe?  To a person who can’t even see me… lol
Then it hit me, “OH! I do fold laundry slower when I’m on the phone…”  oops.  *giggle*
I share this little story, because I have been going through something recently, a new something, something that has taken an emotional toll on me and has kept me from getting things done, like focus on eating better.  
It sounds like an excuse, and maybe it is, but it’s true.  I’m noticing when I’m going through things I tend to not care about how or what I eat. 
n fact, on a few long runs I listened to music for the duration, which I never do, because I really didn’t feel like hearing someone talk about how they lost weight and are succeeding when I’m dealing with [something more important that picking salad over hamburger].  
In fact, as I’ve been dealing with this issue I’ve been having to make myself just keep living like normal, knowing that things are really out of my control.  I can only work on myself and truly give the rest to God. 
This also means my health.  It’s why I keep running, because trust me I don’t usually feel like exercising when I’m upset or trying to “fix” something.  But this time I have to.  
And while I like to think I can work on multiple things at a time, I think maybe in reality I can not truly do that, or do it well.  I can do a couple things, but things that are of importance might be slower getting done if I pile too many of those important things on my plate.  
This is not to say I will not work on my healthier eating, it’s just to say that part of the reason I haven’t cared is because in the grand scheme of things it just hasn’t been a priority.  
But I know it has to be, and that’s why I’m back on here sharing where I’ve been and why I am going to get better about where I need to go.  Because even if I can get these extra pounds off slower, just like I do get my laundry done eventually when I’m chatting with a friend, it has to be done.  

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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2 Responses to Can I Really Multitask?

  1. I hope everything is ok! It is really hard to prioritize weight loss when you're going through something tough. To be honest, I'm not doing it at all right now… But I need to!


  2. Lori says:

    It is hard to multitask. I don't do it very well because I slow down as well.


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