Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Time to regroup

…Writing in the Arizona Republic (Aug 7, 2006), Sonja Haller says multitasking is bad for us. (What was that? HA was listening to the radio.)

…To completely make us shudder, she likens it to putting up spinning plates on sticks.

…What is the answer? Do less, Haller writes. Don’t make a big list and drag it around. If you need to return a library book, put it in the car and when you get near the library, your mind will probably remind you.

…Create a quiet hour. March steadily toward deadlines, don’t rush over. One hour a day with no emails, one man said, allows him to work on one priority project with full concentration.

…Play together. If you have kids or a spouse, double up doing things with them.

…Just decide not to feel rushed. Breathe more slowly.

…Say no more often. Pick and choose obligations. You don’t always have to be the good guy.

…Delegate. This is what kids are for.

…Lower your standards. Put yourself first, then your family, then your work.

…Stop every once in awhile and stretch, walk, or jump around. It resets the brain.

…A brain reset button. HA needs one of those.

2 comments:

Bill Thomasson said...

"If you need to return a library book, put it in the car and when you get near the library, your mind will probably remind you."

Must be nice to have a mind like that. Any idea where I can rent one?

"…Delegate. This is what kids are for."

Been there. Tried that. More work to get the kid to load the dishwasher than to do it myself.

Like cats, kids can outstubborn any human. (Er, did I really write that?)

Star said...

Yes, you did! LOL. My kid is 24, still at home, and I am supposed to mind read. "I was GOING to do it!"