So how are my New Year’s resolutions going? Really well, I think.
I had decided, as you know, to follow the 12 laws (one for each month of the year) of karma, in my own words and in my own way. Here is my progress in the seventh month of my 12-step plan.
The Law of Focus: You cannot think of two things at the same time. Do one thing really well. Focus! No multitasking…… ever! (I really need to work on this one)
I am generally the “go to” person at work when things need to be done. I complete the task and am able to take on any new responsibilities thrown my way without missing a step. I have been repeatedly praised for my multi-tasking abilities. I hear the words “ask Elizabeth” a lot, but I must admit that sometimes I want someone else to their fair share and not ask me to do what they could do. Step up you lazy bones.
I also have been reading about the pluses and minuses of multitasking and I am wondering if this is the most effective means of action for me. Multiple studies have said that multi-tasking results in neither task being completed in an optimum manner. “Do one thing, do it well, and then move on to the next task” is now the suggestion for the multi-taskers of the world, according to these studies. As I reflect on these words, I must admit, grudgingly, that I find this to be totally true. I believe that if you have too many tasks on your plate you will suffer from overworking, an increased level of stress hormones, a genuine lack of getting enough rest, and no time for yourself. I have learned to say “NO” and I am not at all fussed about doing this, although it did take me some time to get to this point. It is actually makes me feel happy as I force others to step up and do their fair share. Sometimes you have to step back so others can step up. And yes, I am still working on this, too.
I am happy with my new attitude about multi-tasking. It has given me the time to write more blogs, to add more chapters to book two, and to do things for myself. Wow. What a novel concept. Bad pun I admit but it really seemed to fit.
So feisty ladies, do one thing less and invest that time in ding things for yourself. You deserve it. You need it. You will be happier. I am.