How often do you multitask? In particular, how often do you mix family/friend time with other time? You know, the way you’re kind of hanging out with your loved ones and still doing something else. It may be reading a text, checking emails, scrolling on Instagram, liking on Facebook, watching a show, reading a book, talking on your mobile while driving and whatever else.
It usually doesn’t satisfy either well because multitasking is distracting. When a person is focused on multiple tasks, they are distracted from everything else. Sure, multitasking in some cases you can be more efficient however in most cases it leads to a compromise in quality, and in this instance quality time.
If you’re in a situation where you can be totally present with your loved ones and for example talk together or play a game together and be in the moment together that’s golden. You’ve got it good. Generally, the rest of the world, especially in the western world – developed countries, struggles with the quality time balance here.
By changing one lifestyle habit of reducing multitasking you will be able to cherish – your family and loved ones more. Show them. Connect with them. Life is precious, priceless and quality time together with loved ones you’ll never get it back. Savour it and appreciate it.