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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?




  • Alicia
    Posted at 06:59h, 29 August Reply

    I’m trying to monotask too!

  • Alicia
    Posted at 06:59h, 29 August Reply

    I’m trying to monotask too!

      Posted at 19:23h, 29 August Reply

      I hope you’ll succeed Alicia!

  • Elena
    Posted at 07:42h, 29 August Reply

    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.

      Posted at 19:22h, 29 August Reply

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

  • Karyn Locke
    Posted at 11:52h, 29 August Reply

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

      Posted at 19:21h, 29 August Reply

      same here Karyn!

  • Sara Ruvic
    Posted at 11:59h, 29 August Reply

    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 🙂

      Posted at 19:21h, 29 August Reply

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

  • Rose
    Posted at 13:41h, 29 August Reply

    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.

      Posted at 19:20h, 29 August Reply

      That’s brilliant Rose!

  • Shannon
    Posted at 23:59h, 29 August Reply

    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.

  • jhilmil
    Posted at 00:50h, 30 August Reply

    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!

  • Marie Novak
    Posted at 02:21h, 30 August Reply

    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.

      Posted at 06:13h, 30 August Reply

      sounds excellent Marie!

  • Speak-fast-Languages
    Posted at 15:06h, 30 August Reply

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

      Posted at 19:10h, 30 August Reply

      my point exactly! Thank you for stopping by!

  • Sophie
    Posted at 20:43h, 30 August Reply

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

      Posted at 09:35h, 31 August Reply

      that’s what they say 😉

  • Sarah
    Posted at 22:39h, 30 August Reply

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

      Posted at 09:34h, 31 August Reply

      thank you for stopping by!

  • Blair villanueva
    Posted at 03:45h, 31 August Reply

    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.

      Posted at 09:34h, 31 August Reply

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

  • Elena
    Posted at 10:16h, 31 August Reply

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

      Posted at 16:28h, 31 August Reply

      it really is!

  • Carissa
    Posted at 10:48h, 31 August Reply

    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.

      Posted at 16:27h, 31 August Reply

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

  • Crystal
    Posted at 12:22h, 31 August Reply

    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.

      Posted at 16:27h, 31 August Reply

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

  • Kobby
    Posted at 12:35h, 31 August Reply

    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.

      Posted at 16:26h, 31 August Reply

      well said

  • Kacey Perez
    Posted at 21:41h, 01 September Reply

    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!

      Posted at 11:31h, 02 September Reply

      same here Kacey

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