Multitasking isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be
Oct 30, 2020
When it comes to multi-tasking, us moms can pretty much write the book, right?!
I am a pro when it comes to doing 50 things at once. I can help my kids with their schoolwork, read a book, answer phone calls, prep tomorrow morning’s coffee, and find a band-aid out of the cabinet all while cooking Monday night dinner .
And I’m pretty confident that most of us moms here in this group can do the same. I used to think this was the ticket to getting so much accomplished but I realized that some things just can’t be done in this way. And shouldn't be!
It took a lot to convince me that doing things this way and trying to do so many things at once added a lot more stress to my life and that it just wasn’t as effective as it seemed. Learning how to be fully engaged and present in the moment takes practice. Click here to learn more about how to be fully present.
Sure, I got stuff done, but things weren’t getting done as well as I wanted or needed them to get done. Plus I’ve read a lot of research that negates the benefits of multi-tasking.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I don’t multi-task anymore, because I absolutely do, but I’ve learned that there are many things that it’s worth making time for to focus on doing just that.
One thing at a time.
And really, when I do that, when I make time to focus on just one thing at a time, I end up less stressed out and whatever it is I’m doing ends up being done so much better, because I’m giving it all my effort, not just a part of it.
In this week's video, I share with you the negative effects of multitasking as well as the things we can do to lessen the effects. As a mom, it's inevitable that we will have to do more than one thing at once, and so I share with you how to decrease your risks.
I want to know what you think. What kinds of things do you find multitasking works and where do you find doing one thing at a time is better?