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Stop and accept the interruption

Posted on April 18, 2020 at 9:20 PM

I have recently noticed that I sometimes get irritated when I am interrupted. Somehow I believe that what I am doing at my computer is so important that there is no way I can take a moment to stop the work I am doing. In reality, this is not the case. I am rarely performing a task that I cannot pause from, to give the "interrupter" (better known as a person I love and care about and who loves me), my attention.

For many of us who are working from home, with our family around us, and sometimes a pet or two, we tend to want to have them stay away in their part of the house, while we go about doing ourmeaningful work. However, interruptions can be a welcomed break to smile, laugh, recognize the gifts of family, and watch the beauty of springtime budding all around us. 

I am going to do my best to stop and accept the interruption. I encourage you to do the same. The person interrupting you is asking only for a moment of attention and recognition and does not need to be dismissed or shooed away. Our loved ones come to us to for a few moments to share something that they hope we may find interesting, funny or to check on us.

Consider interruptions from your partner, child, parent or pet as an opportunity to stop and connect to another being, rather than a frustration. It might help you remember what is of real importance in the first place; it helped me.

Remember to be patient and kind.

Categories: Communication