I’m convinced that solo-tasking needs to replace multi-tasking in the near future.
As each year passes, it becomes more of a struggle to stay focused on the task at hand. Instead, I enter a room… stand still … look around and then leave.
I know I will soon remember what it was I wanted to accomplish … at least I hope so!
There are way too many thoughts, images, media, screens, sites, and noises competing for my attention.
Solo-tasking is my new endeavor. Say it. Do it. Check it off my list.
Solo-tasking: Driving to work.
Multi-tasking: Driving to work, listening to the radio, talking on your cell phone, drinking coffee, applying makeup, eating breakfast, switching lanes and talking to your kids.
Solo-tasking may slow me down initially … but as I accomplish more projects, I think my concentration will improve because I will be more present and clear about my objective.
Care to try it with me?
One task at a time. It will be like the turtle and the hare. Taking it slower may help to get me there sooner. I’m betting on it.
Happy St. Patrick’s day to all!
- Being There (everydaygyaan.com)
- Don’t Multi-task When You Can Use Chunking (bilingualmontessori.wordpress.com)
- BTT: Multi-Tasking (jackieisreading.wordpress.com)
Ha! Here it is — Just 1 thing!
8 thoughts on “Solo-Tasking”
Yah! I’m with you!
Me too. I need to stay more focused. Online too …
I’m in! Cooking dinner, listening to news, paying bills, anawering e-mails…. doesn’t work for me. It has been proven at universities that productivity decreases w/ multitasking. Yale, Columbia, Harvard – someone did a study – can’t remember who – I was busy multitasking. LOL! THANK YOU for the term “solo tasking”!
I’m still reading blogs, commenting, answering email, watching 48HRS at the same time + thinking. LOL
And here I sit – replying to your wonderful comments. No music, no tv, no cell tucked against my shoulder. Ahh. Sweet accomplishment! Love when you comment!!
See ya soon —
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