Monotasking vs. Multitasking


In honor of Labor Day 🙂 I wanted to share that I had always tried getting my daily word quota done, while jumping between videos of cats, my novel manuscript, emails, text messages on my phone, and Pinterest latest boards.

Most days I would get my quota done, but it always felt like I am running low on my brain’s battery and I am just pushing to get it done so I will have my own word that I did. The quality, though, was highly affected by the interruptions.

Then I decided to try to do one thing at-a-time.
I decided to explore what result am I getting at the end of a day whem I block time to write and not do anything else during that time, not even glance at my phone, and then I allowed myself time to look at videos, photos and answer emails and texts.

What I found was profound: By creating no other option but to work, I dived deeper into consciousness and was able to bring back pearls that were not available to me when I watched cats videos 🙂

In addition, suddenly with an entire hour when I did allow myself to watch videos, it wasn’t all that interesting anymore. I watched 2 or 3 and then had enough. Perhaps I refilled my well of pleasure with my day’s writing accomplishment and I did not need so many videos to soothe and please me.

Focused. Completion. No Interruption. Done.