MONOTASKING | LIFESTYLE CONCEPTS

MIND FULL OR MINDFUL ?

The more we try to do at once, the less effective we are.

But we multitask because with the enormous flow of information we are exposed to today , it’s hard to avoid. And by tackling various things at once we get a false sence of accomplishment  as the reward mechanism in our brain is activated. But we are missing out on quality, and now science and research is backing that up.  What multitasking really does, is spliting our focus, causes hightened mental stress and ruins memory. The tricky part? At the same time we also get a dopamine rush which feels great, hence we open another tab.

 

 

Close the tab, pay attention: Complete one task at a time and do a good job. Focus, take in all the info you need to deal with a project and dodge the distractions coming to you from every angle. Finish what you are up to, take a moment to pause and move on to the next thing that needs to be done. Check your messages/phone/very important meaningless notifications when you are done. Easier said than done. I’ve checked my e-mails 4 times while writing this.But it’s a learning curve and it’s definitely worth a try.

Are you ready to monotask?

 

 

 

33 Comments

  • Alicia August 29, 2017 at 6:59 am

    I’m trying to monotask too!

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  • Alicia August 29, 2017 at 6:59 am

    I’m trying to monotask too!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 29, 2017 at 7:23 pm

      I hope you’ll succeed Alicia!

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  • Elena August 29, 2017 at 7:42 am

    I really enjoyed how you introduce a new way on completing tasks. Many times we forget to focus on one thing and it often means we may not do it completely right.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 29, 2017 at 7:22 pm

      That’s true! The more we try to do at once, the less we accomplish Elena.

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  • Karyn Locke August 29, 2017 at 11:52 am

    I like to consider myself the queen of multitasking but, you’re totally right, the more on my mind plate, the less gets accomplished.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 29, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      same here Karyn!

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  • Sara Ruvic August 29, 2017 at 11:59 am

    Multitasking became all the rage a while ago and I fell prey to it, but you are so right! It just makes me less productive. Great reminder to focus 🙂

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 29, 2017 at 7:21 pm

      I think we all fell prey to it at some point indeed!

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  • Rose August 29, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    I think some days are better then others but I would like to say I do monotask. I’m finishing my online stuff now and will walk away a bit for other tasks.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 29, 2017 at 7:20 pm

      That’s brilliant Rose!

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  • Shannon August 29, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    Ugh yes! I struggle with this so much, especially with blogging it is even hard because we literally have a million tabs open. I always say my brain has so many tabs open lol.

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  • jhilmil August 30, 2017 at 12:50 am

    That’s important.. I complete one task and then move to another. It creates a sense of satisfaction and completion! Great to read this monotasking!

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  • Marie Novak August 30, 2017 at 2:21 am

    This is so true. I am trying to instill this in my children. We shut everything down and list things we need to accomplish on a list and work at them one at a time checking them off as we go.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 30, 2017 at 6:13 am

      sounds excellent Marie!

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  • Speak-fast-Languages August 30, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    This is sot rue. Monotasking is key. You get things done faster and with optimum quality.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 30, 2017 at 7:10 pm

      my point exactly! Thank you for stopping by!

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  • Sophie August 30, 2017 at 8:43 pm

    This is such an excellent point! 100% of your attention on one task will be much more efficient.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 31, 2017 at 9:35 am

      that’s what they say 😉

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  • Sarah August 30, 2017 at 10:39 pm

    This was a much needed read! Thank you for writing it all down!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 31, 2017 at 9:34 am

      thank you for stopping by!

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  • Blair villanueva August 31, 2017 at 3:45 am

    The only time I monotask is when I read a book. I turnoff my phone, laptop and happily reading, with my pen and paper next to me to write notes from the book i read.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 31, 2017 at 9:34 am

      That sounds lovely! I will try to give it a go!

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  • Elena August 31, 2017 at 10:16 am

    COmpleting one task at a time is the most effective way to finish more. But as you say sometimes it is really difficult.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 31, 2017 at 4:28 pm

      it really is!

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  • Carissa August 31, 2017 at 10:48 am

    Alright. Guilty of multitasking! As I’m reading this I’m drinking my coffee, eating breakfast and getting lunches ready so when we fly out the door for work and preschool in a bit, no one goes hungry. Half of the time I don’t even realize the extent of my multitasking. It’s become a habit! I definitely need to try mono-tasking.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 31, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      I feel ya! I struggle with that too, but I try, I try 🙂

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  • Crystal August 31, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Monotasking is really hard to do especially with kids, but I think I’m getting better at it. Before I would try doing 20 things at one time, but know I have to force myself to do one thing at a time.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 31, 2017 at 4:27 pm

      I understand! Practice makes perfect! It’s a learning curve for me as well!

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  • Kobby August 31, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    Quality over quantity! I realy agree with this post. Multitasking usually makes me end up with a bunch of crappy results than when i monotask.

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr August 31, 2017 at 4:26 pm

      well said

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  • Kacey Perez September 1, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    Oh, I totally need to do this. Sometimes I realize how many times I have jumped to something new in 5 minutes and it scares me!

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    • the_chelf@yahoo.gr September 2, 2017 at 11:31 am

      same here Kacey

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