I like most of sparpeople's article. This one I didn't like. It basically tells me to multitask whenever possible. I really do not believe this is helping with anything. I actually believe it makes things worse. I'm talking on the phone to my friends or family and writing lists at the same time? Shame on me! Obviously they're not important enough for me to give them exclusive 10 minutes of my time. I'm doing laundry while catching up the news, or: I'm catching up on the news while I'm exercise, I'm cooking while I'm getting other things done, etc.... This is just plain awful! I might t getting more done, but I'm getting it done with less quality AND it's going to stress me out because there's no time to relax anymore! If I'm preparing dinner, I'm preparing dinner. Fullstop. I want to focus on this, I don't want to jiggle lists and phones while I'm cutting my vegetables and think about the best way to prepare them.
More and more people find out for themselves that they're too busy, coaches have found a new field of work with all that "do less, get more done; simplify"-strategies. I know I would get crazy if I tried to do it that way.
Sorry, but for me this advice is just horrible in so many aspects.
- 10/1/2009 3:49:47 AM