Module Four, Lesson Two
The Myth of Multi-Tasking
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While it’s tempting to think that, by doing three or four things at once, you are saving time – you are not. Our brains can only do one task at a time. By trying to do too many things at once, you are not mindfully doing anything, and this puts added stress on our bodies and unnecessarily taxes our brains.
Your Assignment for Lesson Two
1. For one day, try to do everything just one thing at a time. So – if you’re eating, just eat. If you’re working on the computer, turn off the phone and all notifications. Even if you’re on Facebook, just be on Facebook. And set a time, because that is a rabbit hole that can get very deep. If you’re afraid of missing something, be sure to write down the things you want or have to do that day, and do them one at a time, starting with the most difficult. (Because if you can get that one thing done, your whole day will be better.)
2. Analyze how your day went. Did you get everything done that you wanted to? Journal your experience, how our mind feels, how your body feels by doing one thing at a time.