Poor Spike. He's loyal to both houses. But it's hard guarding two yards at the same time. When he's in my front yard, he worries about what's going on in Ruthy's yard.
Any little noise and he runs to check out what's
happening in whichever yard he's not in.
I know how he feels. I find myself doing the same thing. Busy with a hands-on-project I often find my mind just as busy, only on a different project!
Some activities leave my mind free to work on mental projects. Pulling weeds, brushing my teeth and doing the dishes don't require focus.
But some projects do require my full attention. I don't mean it's not possible to do them with my attention on something else. Far from it.
I mean some things require, and deserve, my full attention.
I've listed some subjects I find worthy of the effort it takes to keep a single-minded focus while engaged in, to achieve the best, and desired results.
Listening to the person speaking to you.
Trying to follow directions.
Mixing the exact color for a skin tone.
Talking to the Lord.
Studying a baby's sweet face. ( for pure enjoyment )
Explaining your reason... :-)
Being respectful when telling a friend you don't like the dress she's holding up to you...
Swinging in close to another vehicle at Sonic.
Positioning up to hit a hole in one...
And there's lots more. These came to mind when sympathizing with Spike's dilemma.
The human mind is like that—off in every direction!
I try not to take take Spike's option. He wears himself out, then flops down and takes a nap.
When it's one of the important things in life, it's worth the effort to stay focused.
Have a great day!