Notwithstanding great intentions, when I read books.
Not as often as I like (books not just meant for coffee table stacking).
Pleasure or work – mind wanders amid attempts at learning or concentration. Usually off on multiple tangents within 15 minutes. Quicker if writers fail to grab me.
It is my intention that my attention span be longer.
I’ve tried meditation, long walks, crossword puzzles – to keep mind creative and heart pumping.
Available time seems to have little to do with productivity, energy – because some things inspire only boredom. Some inspire fire, like an exploding star.
Sadly, most things don’t inspire much – so when I meet someone exciting, have a eureka moment, I find something akin to adrenalin rush gives me spurts of energy, spurts of ideas.
P.S. : For those who might remember yesterday’s piece on time – I took some actions. I took 15 minutes to go through my entire week’s schedule to eliminate things that will waste time, things I should postpone a short while and things I should never do. Estimated savings: 4 hours, less the 15 minutes it took = 3:45. Divide by 7, I’ve got 30 minutes every day. And yes, I pulled some things from tomorrow, put them in the today pile, right under the ‘yesterday’s unfinished business’ pile.
column written/ published from Calgary
morning walk: 8C / 46F, partly-sunny, big-time swirling wind, dust and old dried leaves blowing around – oddly disturbing Gusta, walking late, traffic buzz subsided, remnant grimy snow banks have nearly all melted ..