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?