Yesterday I spent more time meditating and my mind was a tad clearer.
Looking after the dogs ‘does’ have an effect and it is twofold. Firstly they tend to come over to play while I’m meditating, of course :), but there is also a sense of responsibility that maintains a link in my mind to their welfare and what thy are up to. It can be quite tenuous but it’s very real.
I spent the day focusing on doing ‘one thing at a time’ and found that I was very productive as a result. There was definitely a period of flow where I cracked through work that would normally take me ages.
The purpose wasn’t productivity, it was doing ‘one thing at a time’. The productivity was a side effect.
Overall invasive thoughts were mild and so I spent much of the day in a good mindful place.