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One Thing at a Time

Like many women, I have a tendency to multi-task.  I have read a bit about this and while I always thought it was a more efficient way of getting things done, I am realizing that it is actually not the best way to accomplish things.  It is also, it seems, not the best way to feel better about what you are doing.

I have been making a conscious effort to actually take each task I am working on and focus completely on that job until it is done, or until I want or need to break from it. 

I am hoping this becomes more of a habit.  I tend to start feeling overwhelmed when my "to-do" list becomes lengthy and that's when I overlap duties and become frazzled and forgetful.  More than once I have found things like milk in the cupboard.  Or all day I think about the fact that I need to take my mail to the post office and when I finally get in the car and get half way down the road I realize I left the mail on the counter at home. 

For me, it is a matter of focus and concentration.  So far I have found that I feel better about the outcome of my projects when I do just one thing at a time.  I make fewer mistakes. I also feel like I am focusing more on the people around me and our conversations and interactions. 

Like I said, I am hoping this becomes a permanent habit although I know it will always be a struggle for me.

I hope you are finding ways to work on yourself and your life as well and that you have the desired success. 

Here is a little sneak peak of my current custom order project.  It will be a sign for a local shop and you are seeing a very rough photo of the glass after it's first outline painting and firing.  It is laying on my work table, so hard to "read" but it is on it's way.  This is a fun little Santa's Work Shop!