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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Living Smaller

"He did each single thing as if he did nothing else."
 - Charles Dickens

Multi-tasking is vastly over-rated.  By focusing on one thing at a time, we can give that person, task or responsibility the attention and value that it/they deserve.  The only way to do this is by eliminating distractions.  Lately, I have been doing so.  I keep only one tab open online.  I changed the settings on my instant messenger services so that they do not log me in automatically.  For now, I have deactivated Facebook.  I consider that temporary, as it has become one of the best ways to keep in touch with friends.  For now though, I needed a break. 

By continuing to minimize my time and commitments online and in the real world, I can focus more effectively on what I do care about.  My work is more productive.  I write more.  I read more.  I box and run moreI brew beerI make soap.  When I talk to my family, I only talk to my family.

2 comments:

DAN the MAN said...

That's badass. I think I may try to do the same. But did you have to de-Follow my blog? I only have 4 followers!

Annabelle said...

I'm a multi-tasking master (right now I am on the phone with Bank of America, blogging, changing my Netflix account information, eating breakfast, and doing laundry). The problem is I feel like my brain has been eaten alive from the inside out. As much as I think people are over-hyping the whole "technology is making us stupid" theory, there must be some truth to that. Either that or I have an untreated case of ADD.

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