Thursday, September 27, 2007

Saying no to multitasking

Some weeks even the best schedule created with the best of intentions fails miserably to get things accomplished. The girls have done no chores this week. I think the only housework that I have done has been 1 load of laundry, vacuuming 2 rooms, and washing dishes just in time to reuse them for cooking. What happened?

1. Swim classes twice a week make it hard to do afternoon cleanup.
2. Tuesday we made an extra trip to town to get the groceries that I was too tired to stop for Monday
3. Wednesday afternoon we ran into JCPenneys when my Mom called and said they had winter coats on sale, and the sale ended that day.
4. Benny came down with a fever and has been extremely snuggly (It's hard to be productive and snuggle at the same time.)
5. I haven't been feeling all that great myself.

Now it's Thursday, and I have a ton of housework to do. As I was trying to think of ways to multitask and combine in order to save time, I recalled an article that I had read some time ago about successful CEOs. Did you know that successful CEOS don't multitask? The Money magazine article says:

"The biggest mistake most people make, according to Winston, is multitasking. 'Successful CEOs do not multitask,' she told me. 'They concentrate intensely on one thing at a time.'"

As I recall, the last time I tried this it worked great. Off I go to tackle my house one focused step at a time.

1 comment:

my5wolfcubs said...

I guess this falls under the "Work while you work..." poem from FLL!