I am not a multitasker.
In fact, I just spent a good portion of my Saturday night sitting on my bed listening to the same song three times in a row because I still felt like I hadn’t heard it right. And earlier, when I was trying to drive and sing at the same time, I may have been really inconsistent with my speed… I promise I’m a safe driver and I’ve never had any accidents. I just really like to sing in the car and can’t help it when both feet start to tap a little. A lot.
This past week my goal was to listen to a podcast every day. The good news is, I found a few that I really like! The bad news is, none of them are very deep like I was hoping they’d be…
My favorites are really short podcasts like Minutephysics and Merriam-Webster’s Word of the Day.
I learned that I really can’t live my life with people talking in my ear. I tried to listen to the podcasts while I was walking across campus, and that ended with me feeling like I was gonna trip over my own two feet because my concentration was so shot. I tried to listen to them before bed and I’m pretty sure I fell asleep both times before the opening sponsors were listed. The only time I really enjoyed it was when my full attention was on the podcast. Just like with music. And tv.
I’m honestly not surprised to learn this about myself, because about the only thing I can multitask is laughing at my niece and taking a picture at the same time. And even then it’s super blurry. But it’s the memory that’s important.
So, I probably won’t be dedicating consistent amounts of my time to podcasts, but I have a few more fun things in my introverting arsenal now! Yay!
*Insert snappy transition here that I don’t have the brainpower to come up with right now*
This upcoming week, I’ll be starting each day by waking up on time and actually getting started on my day. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: One of my favorite things in the whole world is staying in bed and staring at the ceiling. Especially this time of year when I can watch the sun peak through the blinds and move across the wall. It’s the best.
Unfortunately, I only have a month left of my junior year and that means I have to get my crap together in a timely manner. So I will. Starting this week. Such excitement.
If you need me, try not to unless it’s an emergency. Except for when I come out for a breather, I’ll be in Super Serious Gwen mode and it’ll be really fun (sense the sarcasm). To anyone that sees me on a consistent basis, I apologize in advance if my bluntness gets a little tough to take. I really will drop everything I’m doing if you need me to be a friend and not a student/employed human.
Have a great week everyone!
If you’d like to see the complete list of 52 things I’m accomplishing this year, click here to check out my first blog! For now, here’s what I’ve done and what’s to come in the next few weeks:
Last week: Listen to a podcast once a day. It can be while you’re eating, taking a break, waiting for class or work to start, or before bed.
This week: Wake up on time and get right up each morning.
Do breathing exercises each day. First, look up breathing exercises… Wake up on time: The remix.