Confession. I have been multi-tasking. I have been trying to do multiple things and all at once. It’s the holidays so it’s easy to assume that multi-tasking is the best way to go and somehow it will make me feel more organized. I noticed over the last several weeks that multi-tasking makes me feel more overwhelmed. Scattered.
Almost a year ago, I wrote about multi-tasking and how leaves us feeling less productive in many ways. A Focus Master approach can help us stay on track, in the moment and even enjoy completed those items on the to-do list.
Do you find yourself more organized at work or at home?
It’s an ebb and flow for me. When life kicks up at work, then I tend to be less organized at home. When home feels busy, then I am less organized at work.
Does that sound strange?
I have not been committed to focus in either area. Trying to multi-task lessens the focus and increases the overwhelm. It’s not a perfect science. It’s about acknowledging the ebb and flow along with prioritizing on both sides of mom and career. Did I mention it’s a continual process? We can’t just set it and forget it in our mind.
If you are feeling overwhelmed or unorganized as the season craze is in high gear, please know you are not alone and I’m right here with you.
I stopped and focused on a to-do list of priorities to accomplish in the next two weeks ruthlessly prioritized.
I also left the things off that list that I just can’t or don’t want to fit in. It’s OK to say no if you want to of course. If a list works for you, pull out the pen and paper or your phone.
Sometimes, the best thing to do is take hold of your own overwhelm, step back and regroup. That’s what I am working on this week.
How about you?