MKMMA Week 20: “Warning: Multi-Tasking May be Hazardous to Your Life!”

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I confess, I was one of those “multi-taskers,” and was proud of it … Was, is the operative word, and I hope once you read this that you will join me! I am looking at multi-tasking with different eyes through my MKMMA experience and it is amazing!

Brainwashed by the world at large that I could juggle a 1,000 balls of life tasks in the air, I was great! The world outside praised me for this ability but it was at a cost to my world within, giving my control away!

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Now I understand what my parents shared so many years ago and they were right in the words of the old saying … “Jack of all trades but master of none!”

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‘Multi-tasker misalignment’ is supported by a study out of Stanford University. It says “multi-taskers with the onslaught of media are paying a high mental price for what was though to be a great skill in today’s working world.”

I fell into this belief of more balls in the air that I juggled the more accomplished I was …

Now I know, my brain, our brains are in trouble with the explosion of electronic information funneling onto us at any one given time.

As I type this blog, in the background my twitter, Facebook, email and cell phone are all beckoning me to their attention!

Even in the night, technology has crept into our beds. Where is your cell phone, computer, iPad when you go to bed??

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There is no down or focused time! We are romancing technology but it is showing not love and never will.

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‘Everything distracts multi-taskers.’ When multi-taskers are in “situations where there are multiple sources of information coming from the external world or emerging out of memory, they are not able to filter out what is not relevant to their current goal,” said Wagner, as associate professor of psychology. “That failure to filter means they’re slowed down by irrelevant information.” (http://news.stanford.edu/news/209/august24/multitask-research-study-082409.html)

End of all is “By doing less, you might accomplish more” with focused attention to a task!

Maybe that old saying, “stop and smell the roses” has even greater meaning!

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One of the greatest gifts of MKMMA is that it has helped me stop and smell the roses in my life and ask of myself…

Throw back to the Monkee’s … I am a believer!

http://youtu.be/XfuBREMXxts

What am I pretending not to see?

What would the person I intend to become do next?

Have an amazing week till next week’s blog!

Live, Love, Laughter and Believe!

Christina

 

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  • Trish

    I remember being surprised by this too! 🙂

  • Anna

    Christina – So much of our world calls for our attention, and you are very observant in stating that the ability to split our attention is prized in many settings. Interesting how we have learned that “by doing less,we accomplish more.” It also is has helped me to tune into my true self.

    Thank you for a detailed explanation of this concept.