I’ve been deluged more than ever lately in the office. So many request, so many double booked meetings, so many emails. I’ve been consiously trying to slow it down. A lot. But, it’s always a struggle. This article on "tuning in" from Slacker Manager hits describes the sensation of having too much going on. I was actually thinking about this phrase this morning, before I saw this post. I was listening to old Who songs, listening to "Gettin’ in Tune" off Who’s Next. It’s a love song of sorts, but I like the metaphor of tuning it in, like a radio dial, getting the right frequency.
More than anything, I like the image of cutting out the static, cutting the noise and dialing it in on the topic at hand. I’ve looked at the Zen books and tried a little meditation, but it hasn’t really clicked for me. I like the concept of mindfulness, and I’m very much looking forward to Merlin Mann’s write ups on 43folders.