Whenever the topic of multitasking is raised, so are my antennae.
I’m tragically aware of my inability to “unitask,” and like Pinnochio who wanted to be a real boy, I long to be something I’m not. In my case, I want to be present. Focused.
I want to be able to do just one thing at a time, and I’ll tell you why… Oh, there’s a YouTube video on how to peel garlic in 10 seconds!
… Where was I? I forget. Anyway, for this week’s post I thought I’d share with you a recent article by Peter Bregman. See if you don’t find yourself using it as an object for uni-tasking practice.
As I was reading Bregman’s post, my mental sleeve kept being tugged by the same niggling thought: “Isn’t there something else I should be doing right now?”
That pretty much always happens when I try to concentrate on one activity. It seems like there’s something I’m supposed to be doing, if only I could remember what it was.
Even making to-do lists doesn’t stop this from happening. Can anyone relate?
Many thanks to Timethief for bringing this wonderful post to my (limited) attention this week: