When we moved into this lake house, I made a decision to set aside my multitasking ways. Instead, I would focus on being intentional — being present — in whatever task I was doing at that moment.
Oh, bless me.
I should probably sit down before I reminisce next time.
You can probably ascertain that my worthy goal didn’t stick. Nope, not even for a week.
Some people (namely Jeff) think that multitasking is impossible.
It’s not. For some of us, it’s more like second nature.
Sure, I can cook sausage and eggs while simultaneously scheduling all the kids’ appointments for next week.
Yes, I can catch-up on emails while Jeff drives us to and from town for Wednesday night activities or Sunday morning church. That’s a 30-minute round trip after all!
And with that fancy dancy voice texting feature on my iPhone, I can fix my hair and put on makeup while catching up on any social media or texts.
Before you educate me on all the statistics that say otherwise, I know from personal experience (and from watching Jeff) that there is no way to get everything I get done in a day unless I multitask.
I’m not bragging.
I’ve lived this.
And if you’re the lady of the house, you may understand when I say no time is sacred or spared. I made a grocery list on the toilet yesterday for crying out loud.
Also, I typically read and edit Meredith and Kenny’s weekly paragraphs and essays during my one-hour lunch breaks from work (yes, while eating).
Multitasking DOES save time.
There’s no doubt about it.
But if we’re all honest, I think we’d also recognize that we multitaskers only save time so we can fill it with more tasks, which isn’t saving time so much as it’s consuming time.