In a world where everything is fast paced & everyone is constantly on the go, how do we stay sane & achieve goals? The distractions are endless. Social media, the news, politics, people telling you what you should be doing etc needs to be filtered out. I don’t know about you but for me, I’ve been finding life very “noisy”. I found myself constantly being busy, running around, doing 10 things at once & yes still, I wasn’t being productive. I was just “Busy”. I hated it.
Recently, I took a few days off. Off as in OFF. I stayed at home, I did some personal growth work & even though I was still connected to the world I got so much done. Then I thought back. How was I able to do this? What was the REAL reason I was able to accomplish some growth? It’s actually because I was single tasking. I woke up at 7am & I carefully, purposefully went about my day. I did one thing at a time & I concentrated on it & savoured the moment. Sounds silly right? Like one of those coffee commercials? Well it was actually amazing & did wonders for me. I felt like in a couple days, I grew so much. I brushed my teeth, I made some coffee, I sat down. I wrote in my journal, I made a list on Keep on my phone for my tasks for the day, I turned on my laptop & I only opened one tab. When I was finished with that, I went onto another. I didn’t keep checking my phone. I focused on each task & only that task. This is what you call Single Tasking. Doing one task at a time, doing it well & then moving on. I didn’t feel stressed & I didn’t feel “Busy”. (I think I really dislike that word “Busy”)
What resulted from doing this as a habit for a few days was life changing. No I’m not being dramatic, it actually was. I now know that multitasking is a brain killer. You literally run around all day & at the end of the day not much really happened for you. Multitasking has its place. There are times when its needed & you achieve results. Single tasking however, when it comes to you & growth may be the way to go. It certainly showed me something brand new! How about you? Are you a constant multi-tasker or a single-tasker? Let me know 🙂
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