(I just had to check if butterfies even have brains. They do. "The centre of a butterfly's nervous system is the suboesophageal ganglion and is located in the insect's thorax, not its head." I know some people like that.)
The above quickly executed Google search is an example of MY butterfly brain. I'm doing one thing and a question comes into my mind at a tangent and I have to deal with that before I can carry on with the first thing...
|by Patricia Katchur|
It's good to be curious about everything, I think. I'm constantly fascinated, always learning. I'd be worried my brain would atrophy if I wasn't like that.
The down side is that sometimes it's hard to focus. Sometimes I NEED to focus, particularly when I have a number of clients all wanting me to use my brain for them at the same time.
I need to train those butterflies.
|from She Walks Softly|
Here's one thing I do: Listen to baroque music.A favourite is Albinoni's Oboe Concerto No 2 in D Minor
Honestly, it works. I found out that it worked by accident before I found out that baroque music's effect on the brain has been the subject of academic research.
Here's a link to a paper from Stanford University: Music moves brain to pay attention, organise events
"...music engages the areas of the brain involved with paying attention, making predictions and updating the event in memory."
Now, what was I meant to be doing?