A WOMAN’S LIFE SUCCESS SECRET #2

SUCCESS SECRET¬†TWO: “MONOTASKING”!

”¬†Life is so big and wild when you’re not multi-tasking!” I heard one of my favorite women, author Anne Lamott, passionately speak those words. Tell me…do you remember the word “multi-tasking” in anyone’s vocabulary when you were a child, a¬†teen, 10 years ago? Why is it so prevalent in our language today? We all know the answer to that question!

  • Information overload
  • Techno-stress
  • Endless to-do-lists
  • Fast pace
  • Doing more, enjoying less
  • Overcommitted, under nurtured
  • Caring for children,¬†parents, friends needing support
  • The expectation that we respond to the communications fast!

email, voicemail, faxes, texts, instant messages, chats, Skype friends online

 

“MONOTASKING” IS KEY¬†TO JOY AND PEACE OF MIND!

No matter how many tasks are on the list, concerning the really important tasks, for the best performance in a midlife+ brain,  try this:

  • Be totally focused on what you are doing in that moment.
  • Breathe deeply and slowly.
  • Do everything consciously (if you are walking fast, do it consciously, enthusiastically).
  • Rest your brain.Take¬†5-10 minute breaks often.
  • Revive your energy with¬†a breath of fresh air.
  • Visualize the face of someone you love. Accentuate the feeling that evokes.
  • Smile alot. (see last post on smiling)
  • Take it all less seriously!

Stay tuned for Secret #3 and remember to make time for joy today!

 

 

 

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