Good morning everyone, I hope you're all well today.
Has anyone else experienced a frustrating sense of 'not enough time in the day', even if there's plenty of it?
I worked from home yesterday morning and had a list of things to do afterwards:
Walk the dog
Clean the cooker and kitchen surfaces
Go to visit a friend nearby
Practice playing the guitar before a lesson that evening.
Walk the dog again.
By the time I'd done these I was like "Where has the day gone? I feel like I've achieved bugger all!"
I ordinarily try to get all of these things done before my fiancée comes home at the end of the day. Yesterday she was delayed and called to let me know. What I *should* have done at this point (Isn't hindsight a wonderful thing?) was to recommend I make something for dinner so she wouldn't have to, resulting in a rush to go out afterwards. Except I didn't. It didn't even cross my mind, and during a conversation this morning, my fiancée pointed out that she shouldn't always have to tell me to do things (Had she said 'Im running late would you mind making dinner?' I'd have happily done it without any difficulty).
I agree with her entirely. I'm never intentionally or deliberately selfish or negligent, and when I find out I've acted that way without realising it and affected someone adversely it's upsetting.
Does anyone have any recommendations on how I could increase or learn my mindfulness?