Saturday, 1 September 2012
Living in the future
I have a behavioural habit which frustrates, bothers, and annoys me.
It’s this: - whatever I am doing, I am always thinking about the next thing I have to do.
For instance: as I walk my dog in the early morning I often think about what I need to do when we return to my home.
“What I need to do” is rarely urgent or important.
Once, when I was driving home from the supermarket I caught myself thinking about the order in which I would I would take my purchases from the bags and place them in the fridge, the pantry, or the utility room shelves.
Sometimes, when I am in Church I am not paying attention to the liturgy or sermon – instead I am figuring out the quickest route back to my home.
And, as I am falling asleep I am forever thinking about what I need to do when I awake.
None of this is admirable. Nor should it be emulated.