"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 more. I brew beer. I make soap. When I talk to my family, I only talk to my family.