When I got home I said that I needed to plan to go for my walk. My family looked at me like I was nuts — I'd been on a walk. But I hadn't noticed. I'd walked nearly twice my 5k but without thinking it was my "walk," I hadn't noticed the walking.
How much of life is like this? How often are we doing many things at once, not paying attention to one or more of the things we are doing? And how often is it the less important thing that has the greater focus? Been with your kids but are busy watching tv? Out with friends but on your phone? These are the big obvious ones that we hear all the time. What about just bringing focus to the activity in front of you. Mindfulness meditation is what some call it. Just do what you are doing. Wash the dishes. Go for a walk. Check Facebook. Just try doing one thing at a time.