The Dilemma

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We all want to get as much done in the day as possible.

If you’re anything like me, you’ve got a few (or more) things going at once. You’re writing and answering emails, you’re paying bills, making appointments, doing the laundry…oh, and then there’s that work thing too :) It’s hard NOT to multi task. I’ve read enough about how it doesn’t serve us to multi-task and how we’re actually less efficient when we do and yet, I still have a difficult time not doing it! As I type this post, I should be working on a presentation for a class. This was my priority for the day and yet here I am squeezing in a blog post and a newsletter, not to mention all the other wee things that have popped up today. It’s not just the obvious things but who doesn’t occasionally find themselves talking to their husband and at the same time texting a friend?! BUSTED! I know how wrong that is. Despite that I think I have super powers, I cannot hold a conversation fully AND write to someone else at the same time!

How do we close all that off and just do one thing?

Clearly, I don’t have the answer but I do have the desire to try! I am really consciously going to try NOT to multi-task for the next two days and see what a difference it makes in my life. I shall report back, of course! Wish me luck :)

Here’s to doing the one right thing at a time!

Do you find yourself multi-taking and trying to squeeze too much into your day? If anyone has any great solutions or things that have worked for them, please share. We’d all be very grateful! email_signoff1

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4 comments on “The Dilemma

  1. Alison, thank you for helping me to put my day into perspective. I was just thinking that the quiet day I had hoped for has suddenly become full of ‘stuff’ to do. I guess we must learn to put those less important things off and concentrate on what we really NEED to do. That includes looking after ourselves.

    Remember there will always be tomorrow.

    • Dear Helen, I am so glad my post arrived just in time to save your day :) You are so wise to see that looking after ourselves should be very high on our “to do” list and we need to prioritize the important things in life.

      I hope that today is the quiet, restorative day you had planned originally and all the rest can wait!

      Yes, tomorrow is another day!

      Love,
      Alison
      xo

  2. Alison,
    Love the blog!! I definitely think grounding yourself at the start of the day and cleansing your spirit by ridding yourself of others energy can help you on this endeavor (i can offer you some tips and tricks I use often).
    You are correct we all get caught up in the need to do everything like its a fire drill. Starting with mindfulness and living in each moment is a great start. You can do it!! Can’t wait to hear about your success.

    • Dear Jennifer,

      Thanks so much! Love the concept of cleansing the spirit at the start of the day and would LOVE to hear your tips and tricks for starting your day! please share :)

      Thanks for your encouragement. Today was a good start! Just having made the decision to do this made me very mindful of the things I did today. I know there’s room for improvement, but I know it made a difference.

      Alison
      xox

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