January 28, 2011

Fact #201: Focus

What's the opposite of multi-tasking? Single-tasking?

Well, whatever it is, I need to do more of it.

I'm trying to wean myself off of multi-tasking. Not that it's a bad thing, necessarily. Sometimes you gotta do two (or three, or four) things at once just to get it all done. But the more things I try to do at one time, the less attention I'm able give to each of them.

I'm usually a lot more productive if I just focus on one thing, do it well, get it done -- and then move on to the next thing. I actually get more done in less time that way. It's not so hectic or chaotic.

And less chaos means fewer of those moments where I lock my keys in the car, try to put gloves on my feet, or leave bras in the freezer. . . not that I've ever done any of those things.

Til tomorrow!


Q Schroe said...

I sincerely hope that you actually have done all of those things. I like the mental image of you wearing gloves on your feet. :)

Laurel said...

Well, I didn't get it on all the way..