A close friend couple (husband + wife) had taken a 1 year sabbatical. This was what they recounted to me.
They planned their sabbatical about 10 months in advance. And they were both working right till the start of the sabbatical.
Initially, they said, it felt so far off, and they would hardly think of it.
But towards the end, as time kept moving forward, and as the time-to-sabbatical reduced from months to just weeks and days and hours, they said that they kept thinking of the sabbatical ever increasingly, even during their office work, which they were anyway doing, and doing well.
We certainly seem to have the capacity to process multiple things at once in our minds. So can we think of the Lord a lot of the time, while also going about our other daily duties? We sure can!