Friday, May 21, 2010

Multi-tasking Maniac

Many of you who following my blog know that I have been going through a variety of, well let's call them mid-life re-evaluations. My latest has to do with the rate of speed at which I live my life. If I have one free minute during the day I have to fill it with something productive. This is certainly not because I have this desire, but because I have over committed myself. Let's look back at this week for example. Wednesday I had a meeting at the end of my work day. It was at a local cafe. The meeting was to begin at 3:00 p.m. I arrived at 2:50. I try to live by the rule of arriving 15 minutes early to anything scheduled. I find it really rude to be late. To me arriving on time is late! While I waited for everyone to arrive, I wrote a letter to my daughter's class for an end of year teacher gift. While at the park yesterday, I went through a stack of papers from my car, all the while chatting with a friend about the end of the school year n our child's classroom. This morning, while cooking omelets, I blew dry my hair, wrote this blog post, and wiped down both picnic tables on the deck. My husband says have ADD, but seriously this is how i live my life. To some extent all moms live this way. However, I think my multi-tasking is excessive and needs to stop. The things I bring to work are a good indicator. I have piles of work papers, PTO binders and papers, magazines, and the inserts from the Sunday paper. My goal for this week is to multi-task less and enjoy life more. To stop and smell the roses, because they don't bloom forever!


Ali said...

Mooga may be right!

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Finding My Weigh said...

Wow, that is multi-tasking to the extreme! Can you maybe start "slowing down" by making one of your tasks to actually STOP for 2 minutes and just breathe? Maybe start with just one minute as you might go crazy if you have to sit still for a full two!

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Heather said...

Good goal. I agree.

When I start doing this I find that I can't sleep at night. I finally implemented the rule that I am DONE at 8:00pm. Want something done? Better get me to do it before then!

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