I wrote a couple of weeks ago about interruptions. I have a nudge to follow up. We all know it is wrong to interrupt. We are constantly reminding the grandkids about patience and not interrupting, but we are constantly interrupting ourselves. We do it when we are constantly checking e-mails or refusing to put our phone on mute when we are doing something we enjoy. I’m fascinated with young couples who sit down to a romantic dinner and yet pull out their phones and are constantly reading texts from friends and responding.
There is another form of interruption, as well. That is when we don’t stop to allow our brain to think things through. We get so caught up in the immediate and our temporary concerns and desires, that we interrupt our brain and heart from having the necessary time to respond appropriately. These interruptions are why daily time for yourself is so important for us spiritually, mentally, and physically.
Next time you find yourself interrupting yourself use the same tool we use with our children or grandchildren and say to yourself, “Just a minute, you’re interrupting.”