Sunday, May 6, 2012

Maat E's Mental Health Message

You can do anything, but you won't do a darn thing if you are trying to do everything!

Research suggests that people who multitask are actually less productive and less efficient than people who concentrate on one task at a time. When given multiple activities the brain is not really doing multiple things at once, it is actually switching rapidly between handling more than one task at a time.  When it comes to focusing on our purpose or life's work the same logic can occur. If we are trying to accomplish too many things at once we are less likely to do one successfully because our mind is switching focus. Many of us may not like this option or feel it is difficult to achieve, but the way to move toward greater accomplishment or success is to simplify our lives and the number of tasks we take on. The fewer things we do the better we will do them.

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