A phrase that is often used after an accident or drastic mistake is "I didn't stop to think." In our speed-driven age, that phrase is all too true. We rush at an ever-increasing rate, careening through life without taking time to pause and really concentrate on what we are doing.
Multitasking has become the buzzword of the day. Just consider the things people try to do while driving a car—at full speed on a busy street! But if you are looking for a truly exhilarating experience, take the time to really fix your attention on what you are doing.
It's a little like chewing your food and not just bolting it down. You will enjoy the flavors much more!