WHY I’VE STOPPED MULTI-TASKING (MOST OF THE TIME)

 

As women, we know we’re pretty good multi-taskers right? It’s something we flaunt and remind ourselves of, especially when our partners ask us what we’ve done today.

‘Well, I got home from work, made tea with one hand whilst unloading the dishwasher with the other, then I ran a bath, whilst putting the washing in, what about you, good day babe?’ Sound familiar?

Sure it’s something to be hella proud of ~WHO RUN THE WORLD~, but I’m starting to see the downside of it, unfortunately.

Whenever I’m doing two (or more) things at once, I feel so much more stressed, pressured, and a massive lack of focus and concentration. Because I’m not giving my sole attention to just ONE thing in that exact moment, I end up doing a few things pretty shoddily and not as good as I could of.

I may get a little bit more done, but I can’t sit down at the end of the day and feel satisified, because I knew I haven’t give my best. I also know I forgot to include said thing in that blog post I wrote, and that I missed off something important from the email I sent, which just adds to the stress.

That’s the thing with doing too much at the same time. Yes we’re lucky we can work and live and play that way, but once you strip it all back and be mindful and present of the sole thing you’re doing RIGHT NOW, it flows so much easier.

You feel more passionate about it, inspired, accomplished with yourself because you gave it your all, and now it can be let go of.

You said everything you needed to, you don’t feel like you have anything left to harbour onto. Now it’s been completed, you now you can move on to your next task without worry at the back of your mind.

I would definitely recommend giving this a try for the next few days, and see if you feel any different after. Especially if you’re after a calmer way to live, I promise it feels better.

 

What do you think to multi-tasking, have you ever had the same experience as me?

 

 

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  • Couldn’t agree with you more Natalie! I find everything is sooo half arsed when I am trying to do too many things at once!
    Charlotte-Nichole
    x

    • Thank you for reading Charlotte- so glad you liked it! xx

  • Courtney Hardy

    I totally agree with you. Multitasking gets things done, but it’s very stressful at times.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

  • Omg yes! I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I’ll go on my laptop with a few tasks that I need to do and start all of them, flicking between each one every so often, rather than just focusing on one and putting my hard work into that. I really need to work on doing one at a time and then moving onto the next once it’s finished xx

    Lauren | itslaurenvictoria.blogspot.co.uk

    • I do that too! I always have SO many tabs open at one time!!! x

  • You’re totally on point Natalie! I multitask a lot and whilst it works most of the time, sometimes it’s better to just pick a task and focus on it solely before moving to the next one. xx
    Coco Bella Blog

  • YESSSS. I rarely do a good job at anything when I’m multitasking.

  • I totally agree with this! Multitasking for me means doing each task half, and instead of creating things I’m proud of they usually mean less to me. Great post!
    EscapesAndEpiphanies | Travel Fashion Lifestyle

    • Thats so true, I really like the idea of just focusing on one specific task and putting your all into it x

  • I’m the exact same – and I actually work BETTER when I focus on single tasking. I think it’s also nice to give your brain a break sometimes and let it just focus on the now.

    Sharni | http://www.agirlandgrey.com

  • Amy Eade

    I think I’d like to stop multi tasking – mainly because I feel like it affects my concentration so negatively!
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

  • I feel like it’s so natural to multitask… you want to complete as much as possible, so in order to do that, you do 2/3/4 (?) things at the same time. I agree that it makes me a lot more stressed but it’s also my new norm (sadly) so I haven’t really thought of it. Great point though, we really should slow down more often

    https://thedianaedition.com

    • Thank you for reading Diana, I really appreciate it! x

  • Whilst reading this post I was distracted by my phone so I totally hear you on that one! I’m forever doing more than one thing at once but there is something lovely about focusing on the one thing and giving something your full attention! xx