tuesday's quick tip
In the time we live in, multi-tasking is key to getting all done on our to-do list. Well at least it seems to be the key. I have prided myself on my outstanding ability to multi-task, taking on more as soon as one item is semi done on my list. I thought by spreading my concentration to several items, more would get done. Boy, was I wrong!
Instead of completing tasks, I felt like everything was only ever partially done. I tried justifying working on more than one task at a time, telling myself I would never get everything completed if I didn't. Instead what I was doing was putting out only half. Half heart, half energy, half thought. Half of everything. I realized when all things in my life began to look sloppy, which was the polar opposite of the way I wanted, I needed to reevaluate my methods. Ultimately, I need to quit multi-tasking.
Now when I say multi-tasking, I don't include things such as thinking and brainstorming for future projects. I must constantly be ahead, for fear I will get behind. But rather the action of completing the tasks at hand. I now am slowly learning how to take one project and finish it (to perfection, I might add!), no matter how many bumps or delays, before moving on. Once you set your mind to prioritize and complete a task one at a time, mental freedom is yours. No more worrying, stressing, or panicking. And above all, any effort put out is 100% all of the time. My best suggestion, make a list. Prioritize, but also be realistic. Completing a few smaller tasks quickly and effectively will also give you the confidence to tack the larger projects.