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

 
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.
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How to Overcome Mom-Brain When You're Pulled in Different Directions

 
8:11 am Kid 1: Hey mom, do you know where my sneakers are?
 
8:12 Kid 2: Mom, my laptop is about to die, can you get me the cord?
 
8:12 Kid 1: The dog pooped in the hallway again mom.
 
8:13 Kid 3: Ew, mom, I accidentally stepped in the dog poop!
 
8:14 Mmmmmoooommmm, my laptop just died. I need your help.
 
8:15 Kid 3 is spotted walking through the living room, not-so-mysterious tracks behind him.
 
8:15 Phone ringing...Hey hon, would you mind reviewing that report I emailed you last night? I need it by 8:30!
 
8:16 Kid 1: Look, mom, I found my sneakers but they got wet in the rain last night
 
8:16 The tears start flowing.
 
True Story. And unfortunately, this is not a rare event because some variation of the above happens more than I’d like to admit.
 
I am a cryer, let’s just get that out on the table. I’ve cried my fair share of tears over the year and really, sometimes it feels good to release the...
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