A quiet mind in the face of three squirrelly kids, two delightful kittens (did I mention that lovely old Ruphis proved to terrified of our kids to stay here..... more on that, and his replacements later), and a paid writing/planning gig that is gaining momentum..... well, a quiet mind isn't something I've mastered. But I'm working on it.
The longer the to-do list, the more difficult it is to keep from looping it through my thoughts, puzzling out how it all might get done. My goal is the exact opposite - present moment awareness, focus, and intention. When I'm with the kids, I want to be 100 percent with them. When I'm working on a different project, I want my focus to be there. Multitasking? It turns out - according to ever-more research - the human brain doesn't really work that way.... and Pinterest? Sheesh, I need to block that site!
My old Change Nothing, Everything Changes mantra has been overthrown.
Present moment.... only moment.