Taking the “Multi” Out of Your Tasks
Recently my husband sent me an article titled “Why the Modern World Is Bad for Your Brain” by neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin. His point was that multi-tasking, which I’m inclined to do, was a bad habit that actually makes us less effective. Since I couldn’t argue his point with any real effectuality, I forced myself to focus on reading the article in its entirety.
Early in the article Dr. Levitin aptly points out “…we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our airline and rail reservations, salespeople helped us find what we were looking for in shops, and professional typists or secretaries helped busy people with their correspondence. Now we do most of those things ourselves. We are doing the jobs of 10 different people (emphasis mine) while still trying to keep up with our lives, our children and parents, our friends, our careers, our hobbies, and our favorite TV shows.”
Wow. While most of us think our computers, cell phones, and tablets are making it possible for us to do more – ON DEMAND – we’re really shortchanging ourselves and others in the long run. This reminded me why I love helping people start their own websites or newsletters and keep them running. I love the work and I’m able to focus on just doing that while I’m writing. My clients, on the other hand, have decided they’d rather hand this job to me and focus their attention on the other 99 tasks on their “to do” list.
If you’d like to free up a little more of your time for tasks that really matter to you, send me at email at info@ExpresslyWritten.com to chat about how I can help you with your writing projects. Let’s take the “multi” out of your tasks and insert “delegate” in its place!