Mindful Multitasking: Incorporating more Being

In today’s world, where productivity and busyness are highly valued, many of us feel a deep longing to reconnect with our human essence. We crave a sense of belonging and connection with our fundamental nature, but we often find ourselves lost in the ceaseless pursuit of ‘doing.’

However, it’s important to remember that the journey from constant doing to a deeper state of ‘being’ requires a significant shift in perspective. Don’t be too hard on yourself; this is a journey that requires patience, self-compassion, and a gentle approach. Remember, you are not alone on this path.

Dive into this blog as we look at the consequences of an exclusive focus on constant doing, embrace the essence of being human, and elevate our presence in the daily hustle through the practice of mindful multitasking.

Several negative consequences

Focusing solely on doing, without finding a balance between doing and being, can lead to several negative consequences for individuals and society.

Here are some potential downsides:
  1. Burnout and Stress:
    • Persistently engaging in activities without allocating time for relaxation may result in burnout and chronic stress. Over time, this can have detrimental effects on physical and mental health.

  2. Reduced Well-Being:
    • Neglecting the aspects of being human—such as self-reflection, connection, and mindfulness—can result in reduced overall well-being. A purely action-oriented life may lack depth and fulfillment.

  3. Strained Relationships:
    • The pursuit of constant productivity may lead to neglecting meaningful connections with others. Relationships require time, presence, and emotional investment, which can suffer when solely focused on doing.

  4. Lack of Meaning and Purpose:
    • A life centred solely on doing may need a sense of meaning and purpose. Constantly pursuing tasks without considering one’s values and personal goals can lead to understanding emptiness.

  5. Inability to Cope with Challenges:
    • Focusing solely on external goals can challenge individuals to cope effectively with setbacks or difficulties. Successfully navigating challenges often requires a balanced perspective that integrates self-compassion and resilience.

  6. Missed Opportunities for Self-Discovery:
    • The process of being, which involves self-reflection and understanding, is crucial for personal growth and self-discovery. Focusing solely on doing so may result in missing opportunities for deeper self-awareness.

  7. Neglect of Mental Health:
    • Mental well-being is not solely dependent on external achievements. Ignoring the emotional and psychological aspects of being human can lead to neglect of mental health and an increased risk of conditions like anxiety and depression.

  8. Reduced Creativity and Innovation:
    • A constant focus on doing so may limit opportunities for creativity and innovation. The mind needs rest and openness to generate novel ideas and solutions.

  9. Unsustainable Lifestyle:
    • Excessive emphasis on constant activity frequently results in a rapid and unsustainable lifestyle. Disregarding self-care, adequate rest, and leisure can contribute to enduring health issues and declining overall life satisfaction.

  10. Disconnect from the Present Moment:
    • Constant busyness can lead to a disconnection from the present moment. Life is happening here and now, and a lack of presence can result in missing out on the richness of everyday experiences.

Finding a balance between doing and being allows individuals to lead more holistic and fulfilling lives.

It involves recognizing the value of action and contemplation, productivity and rest, achievement and self-discovery. Integrating moments of being into a predominantly doing-oriented life can contribute to enhanced well-being, resilience, and a more meaningful existence.

Introspection: A Journey into More Human Beingness

Mindfulness and Presence:
  • Awakening the Senses: Becoming more being is a sensory expedition, a conscious effort to cultivate mindfulness and presence in each moment.

    • How do these integrated mindful moments amplify your experience and connection with the present?

Celebrating Imperfection:
  • Embracing Uniqueness: In this transition, acknowledging inherent imperfection is pivotal.

    • How might embracing your distinctiveness and authenticity lead to a more fulfilling and genuine life?

Fostering Self-Compassion:
  • Empowering Resilience: At the core of our existence lies self-compassion.

    • How can recognizing challenges and mistakes as universal aspects empower you to navigate hardships with resilience and genuine self-love?

Balancing Doing and Being


Mindful Action:
  • Purposeful Engagement: The shift from human doings to human beings champions action infused with presence, purpose, and a genuine connection.

    • How can engaging in activities with these qualities enhance the quality of your actions?

Prioritizing Self-Care:
  • Harmony Within: Nurturing the human being involves prioritizing self-care.

    • How can incorporating rest, relaxation, and joyous activities contribute to a balanced and healthy life?

Setting Boundaries:
  • Space for Serenity: Establishing boundaries is crucial in this journey.

    • How might setting limits on work hours and external demands create space for personal reflection, connection, and inner peace?

Nurturing Authentic Connections

Quality Over Quantity:
  • Cultivating Depth: Shifting focus from superficial interactions to cultivating deep, authentic connections contributes to a sense of belonging.

    • How can this shift enhance your relationships?

Active Listening:
  • Deepening Connections: Becoming more human involves the art of active listening.

    • How can fully engage with others, listening with empathy, and seeking to understand their perspectives deepen connections and foster mutual respect?

Vulnerability and Openness:
  • Building Trust: Human beings connect through shared vulnerabilities and authentic openness.

    • How might expressing your true self and showing vulnerability create a space for genuine connections to flourish?

The Joy of Being Present

Savoring Life’s Moments:
  • Conscious Engagement: Being human is about savouring life’s moments.

    • How can conscious engagement with the richness of each experience enhance your overall well-being?

Gratitude and Appreciation:
  • Shift in Perspective: Gratitude is a powerful aspect of human beings.

    • How can expressing gratitude for simple joys and blessings cultivate awareness of the present moment and foster a positive mindset?

Cultivating Inner Peace:
  • Resilience Within: Inner peace is a byproduct of embracing human beings.

    • How can mindfulness, self-compassion, and a commitment to authenticity cultivate a sense of inner peace that transcends external circumstances?

Embarking on this journey from doing to being is not a rejection of action but an intentional embrace of a life rich in meaning, purpose, and genuine human connection.

How might incorporating these essences transform your daily experiences and contribute to a more fulfilling and intentional way of living?

Mindful Multitasking: Elevating Presence in the Daily Hustle

In the relentless rhythm of modern life,
where demands pull us in every direction,
mindful multitasking emerges as a tranquil harbour.


Unlike its conventional counterpart, mindful multitasking invites us to embrace a deliberate dance with our daily activities – an exploration that revolves around intentional attention, purposeful actions, and heightened awareness.

This mindful approach enhances the quality of engagement and serves as a gateway to a more profound practice of mindfulness.

Why Embrace Mindful Multitasking?

Enhanced Engagement Quality:

In traditional multitasking, attention is often torn in many directions, resulting in fragmented engagement. Mindful multitasking, however, breathes life into a focused and intentional approach, elevating the quality of engagement with each task. It transforms routine actions into meaningful moments, fostering a deep connection with the present.

Efficiency with Presence:

Contrary to the misconception that mindfulness may slow productivity, infusing mindfulness into multitasking doesn’t compromise efficiency. Instead, it preserves efficiency while adding a layer of richness to the experience. Staying present enhances our ability to navigate tasks with acute awareness, turning mundane moments into opportunities for personal growth.

Reduced Stress and Overwhelm:

The chaos of constantly shifting attention can contribute to stress and overwhelm. Mindful multitasking discourages this chaotic attention-switching, creating a sense of order and control. Stress diminishes by focusing on one task at a time with intentional presence, leaving room for a more composed and centred mindset.

Positive and Sustainable Habit Formation:

Embracing mindful multitasking is not just a temporary shift; it’s a commitment to cultivating positive habits. This intentional practice fosters a more conscious and purposeful lifestyle, contributing to lasting well-being. Small, deliberate actions compound over time, shaping a life filled with intention and mindfulness.

How to Incorporate Mindful Multitasking:


Create a Mindful Playlist:

Curating a “Mindful Playlist” emerges as a potent companion in practicing mindful multitasking as it can associate each task with a specific mindfulness cue.

For instance, picture a soft mindfulness bell sound or gentle chimes before sipping morning coffee. Follow a guided mini-meditation or even a favourite soothing song during your daily commute as a reminder to bring your focus back to the present.

These cues are reminders to bring your attention back to the present moment, transforming the ordinary into an extraordinary opportunity for self-awareness.

Personalize Your Approach:

Recognize that everyone’s routine is unique. Tailor your mindful multitasking strategy to align with your daily activities. Identify tasks that would benefit from mindfulness and experiment with cues that resonate with you.

Utilize Technology:

Take advantage of technology to integrate mindfulness cues into your day seamlessly. Explore apps or tools that synchronize cues with your schedule, making mindful multitasking a convenient and enjoyable part of your routine.


Mindful multitasking is not about spreading attention thin; it’s about infusing each moment with intention and awareness.

As you integrate this practice into your daily experiences, you likely find that it transforms your relationship with time, stress, and the ordinary tasks that make up your day.

Embracing mindful multitasking is not just a method; it’s a mindset shift contributing to a more fulfilling and intentional way of living.

What transformations might unfold when you embrace each moment with a mindful presence?
The answer could be patiently awaiting discovery within the subtle beauty of your everyday hustle.


xx Allison

The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek your physician’s advice or other qualified health providers with any questions regarding a medical condition.

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