Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Day #20 - 30 Days to a Simpler Life

Its day 20 of 30 Days to a Simpler Life. Challenge 20 - Be Mindful by focusing fully on one task at a time Yeah!! Another easy check off! This is actually something that I already try to do (in so much as its possible with 4 kids running around). I read an article several years ago about multitasking that basically said the most successful CEOs do not multitask. Instead they give their complete focus to one task at a time. Of course, CEOs don't have toddlers running around their offices. While I was focusing on cleaning up the kitchen yesterday afternoon, my 2yo was redecorating the living room tornado style. It's amazing how much mess he can make in 15 minutes. A better strategy for moms of toddlers: Focus on one task for 5 minutes, then pause for 30 seconds to check on the toddler. Repeat until task is complete.

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