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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?





  1. I’m trying to monotask too!

  2. I’m trying to monotask too!

    • says:

      I hope you’ll succeed Alicia!

  3. 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.

    • says:

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

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

    • says:

      same here Karyn!

  5. 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 🙂

    • says:

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

  6. Rose says:

    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.

    • says:

      That’s brilliant Rose!

  7. 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.

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

    • says:

      sounds excellent Marie!

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

    • says:

      my point exactly! Thank you for stopping by!

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

    • says:

      that’s what they say 😉

  12. Sarah says:

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

    • says:

      thank you for stopping by!

  13. Blair villanueva says:

    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.

    • says:

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

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

    • says:

      it really is!

  15. Carissa says:

    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.

    • says:

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

  16. 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.

    • says:

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

  17. 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.

    • says:

      well said

  18. 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!

    • says:

      same here Kacey

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