The Importance of Uni-tasking
Here are my thoughts on multi-tasking versus uni-tasking for your reflection. I work with a lot of people in business who think that multi-tasking is a skill and I am going to disagree as you will find out.
This morning, I had many things to do:
- Renewing my car lease
- Dog walking and training
- Fixing a Pipe Leak
- Actions to interact on Social Media
- Decisions to be made about a house
- Interacting on my One Step Closer FB group
- Planning more resources for my On-line Mastermind group – STRETCH
- and so on……….
I did little bits of many things and got overwhelmed and stuck – literally. “That’s no good for a Chief Unsticker” I thought, so I took a step back, got my planner out and made a list. Watch the video to find out what else I did.
Having decided what I needed to do and checked that all of my actions were getting me towards my goals, I started with a technique called the Pomodora Technique. It’s come from cooking Italian tomatoes and the main points about it are that:
- You do one thing at a time
- Turn off distractions and set a timer
- You do it for 20 minutes and then have a 2 minute break
- You repeat this for 3 cycles and then have a longer break – say 1/2 hour
Then you repeat it.
I get loads done while I’m doing this – in fact I’m using it to write this blog!
Give it a go and if you find yourself becoming Overwhelmed and Stuck get in touch to have a chat with me – I do a free session for half an hour to find out what the problem is and work out what help you need.
Until next week
Dr Bridget – turning off overwhelm
P.S if you’d like to join my STRETCH mastermind group, let me know – my next intake is in March for 5 people only