Multi-tasking plagues my life. At work it is a given, expected. At home it has become a habit. You will often spot me watching TV, laptop in lap, and iPhone in hand. Yes, I actually will be doing two things at once on my phone and laptop. Sometimes it is too much. Okay, who am I kidding? It is insane. The need to be doing three things at once gives me anxiety.
This week I am refinishing a dresser. It has been so peaceful. There is no multitasking when painting a giant piece of furniture. It is just me and my thoughts while I paint.
The focus is amazing. Not only is the paint finish turning out beautiful, but my mind has been free to think. DIY releases my mind from thinking about whatever is on the nearest screen. My mind is open. I think about my family and our blessings, I think about the home I am designing, and I think about how excited I am to share this project with my readers. I even start drafting the post in my head. The clarity is wonderful.
I DIY for a break. It is not a break from my family or from work I seek, but a break from distraction. A break from screen time. A time to work with my hands, to let my mind wander, and to let me reconnect to the real world…the unconnected life. I love it!
Check out the rest of the posts in the DIY or Buy series here.