Multitasking is part of our culture. Have you ever seen someone talking and texting, eating and driving, reading and listening? It’s easy to slip into multitasking. It seems efficient but is it really helping?
Some months back, I was on the phone with an acquaintance. She was very angry about something that had happened to her. In a split second, as I challenged her, her angry turned on me. I normally consider myself a calm person, but at that moment when she attacked, I felt my blood boil – I was furious! I couldn’t think straight. All I wanted to do was respond venomously and then hang up the phone.
Here’s what I’ve learned about self compassion this year and one simple technique I use to remind myself to put it into practice.