The Unintended Consequences of Multi-Tasking

The Unintended Consequences of Multi-Tasking

I remember becoming acutely aware of students’ multi-tasking abilities in 2005. I watched my daughter, who was a senior in high school, do her homework while also enjoying four other inputs-music from her iPod, a television show, her laptop and her phone, which enabled her to continue an ongoing conversation with a friend about a boy.

I am a professional Multi-tasker. I feel like I am a machine at times that can do so many things all at the same time that I take pride in that. The problem is that lately I have realized that reacting and doing so much at once is not leading me to the results I want. I have so many things I’m good at but I do not focus on one area at a time. I get bored because I am so used to multi tasking. I learned from a book I read, The Untethered Soul by Michael Singer to take a step back and view your life as if it were a movie and analyze what is going on in inside. What he mentions as the Center of Consciousness. Follow me in my journey to focusing more. I have also been working lately on my organization which I will post more on… Rosemary

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