When we’re stressed, even the thought of meditating can be stressful. We are in such a hurry to get rid of the things that we believe are causing our stress that taking time out to meditate is the last thing we can imagine doing. How could I possibly meditate now??!!  But I have come to believe that when we’re stressed, meditating for a moment is one of the best things we can do. The challenge is to realize that we don’t need special equipment, a peaceful place, or even a lot of time in order to meditate. We can do it wherever we are, and it only takes a moment. No one even has to know that we’re doing it.

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It’s not that easy to move from multitasking to unitasking. Many people try and fail repeatedly.

To unitask effectively, we have to resist the multiple distractions of our environment—the emails, tweets, news streams and the voices of our children, friends, colleagues. We have to resist our own addictive habits. We have to get very clear about what we want to do, and very committed to doing it. But the mental state caused by multitasking seems to prevent us from being clear and committed. It’s a vicious cycle.

That’s why it’s helpful , before unitasking, to take a moment to untask.