Multitasking isn't All It's Cracked Up to Be

mom-brain Oct 30, 2020
 
When it comes to multi-tasking, us moms can pretty much write the book, right?! 
 
I am a pro when it comes to doing 50 things at once. I can help my kids with their schoolwork, read a book, answer phone calls, prep tomorrow morning’s coffee, and find a band-aid out of the cabinet all while cooking Monday night dinner .
 
And I’m pretty confident that most of us moms here in this group can do the same. I used to think this was the ticket to getting so much accomplished but I realized that some things just can’t be done in this way. And shouldn't be!
 
It took a lot to convince me that doing things this way and trying to do so many things at once added a lot more stress to my life and that it just wasn’t as effective as it seemed.
 
Sure, I got stuff done, but things weren’t getting done as well as I wanted or needed them to get done. Plus I’ve read a lot of research that negates the benefits of multi-tasking.
 
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying that I don’t multi-task anymore, because I absolutely do, but I’ve learned that there are many things that it’s worth making time for to focus on doing just that.
 
One thing at a time.
 
And really, when I do that, when I make time to focus on just one thing at a time, I end up less stressed out and whatever it is I’m doing ends up being done so much better, because I’m giving it all my effort, not just a part of it.
 
In this week's video, I share with you the negative effects of multitasking as well as the things we can do to lessen the effects. As a mom, it's inevitable that we will have to do more than one thing at once, and so I share with you how to decrease your risks.
 
I want to know what you think. What kinds of things do you find multitasking works and where do you find doing one thing at a time is better?
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