I'm having second thoughts about taking a quick mini-vacation to my property in early October. Reason being is that my one track mind has so quickly shifted to the upcoming travel season that it's hard for me to concentrate on my rapidly vanishing summer season.
When I cleaned out a couple of cubbys yesterday and got rid of a few items that I no longer needed, the act of physically doing something to get ready for my winter travels without warning switched my brain from summer mode to winter mode, and now my winter travel plans have all but taken over what few brain cells I have left.
Having a one track mind can be a benefit in some instances because I can accomplish most anything if my mind happens to be on the right track. But multitasking is out of the question. I can accomplish multiple things if they all happen to be part of the same project. For instance I got a lot of things accomplished fairly quickly when I bought the little Bronco camper. I installed the solar panels, and inverter, a solar controller, all the wiring, and some other things, because that was all part of one project.
What's hard for me to do is, put some solar panels on the little Bronco camper, put aside wiring them, and then walk into the Arctic Fox and sweep the floor. It's difficult for me because my mind is only thinking about the little Bronco not the Arctic Fox.
So how does one afflicted with a one track mind manage to get through life like that? Well for me I have to trick my brain into thinking that doing multiple things is all part of the same project. For instance when I was in the restaurant business I had employees that did the jobs that needed to be done, including managers for the restaurants, so my job ended up being what I was the absolute worst at which was multitasking.
I had to do whatever needed to be done multiple times a day. If the kitchen needed help I might be flipping hamburgers, if one of the cashiers didn't show up I would be helping on the register, if multiple Grocery salesman came in at the same time I might be ordering bread, if a reefer quit working I would be trying to fix it, if there was a spill in the dining room I would be mopping it up, all that and a hundred other things was my job every day, a nightmare for someone with a one track mind.
So how did I make it work? I tricked my mind into believing that all those different tasks were part of the single big project of running a restaurant, which of course it is, but that wasn't the way my mind saw it so I had to convince my brain that it was.
Now days I don't have much mind left to trick, and multitasking is not something I'm required to do very often, unless you count relaxing and drinking a cup of coffee at the same time as multitasking.