So as you read this, how many other things are you doing at the same time–watching TV? Doing laundry? Checking email? Checking Facebook? All of the above?
Humans are notoriously poor multitaskers, and yet…we do it anyway. In fact, we PRIZE multitasking. How many job descriptions include a request for a “strong multitasker,” or something similar? But multitasking, procrastination, and endless little tasks can cause a great deal of stress. The solution is to simplify–to focus on one thing at a time, to pare down. The opposite of multitasking.
If this resonates with you at all, please take a look at this month’s Family Resources e-Newsletter for some tips for focusing on the task at hand!