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How to do less and ACHIEVE MORE
Modern life has turned us into obsessive multitaskers, but doing too many things at once could be making us less efficient. Here’s how learning to ‘monotask’ will help us stay stress-free and far more productive
Our lives seem to be getting busier and busier. Technology has increasingly made its way into every part of our existence. Economic and societal pressure has increased our need, or at least our perceived need, to always be doing and striving for more.
We might try to counterbalance this busy-ness and stress with mindfulness and yoga – but even making time for these is challenging. We need another way to live a balanced life. The answer? It’s time to stop multitasking and start monotasking. Giving our full attention to one thing at a time makes us less stressed, happier and more productive.
But our constant state of ‘busy’ and reliance on devices has caused our monotasking muscles to atrophy. How often have you checked your email during a phone call, or looked at your social media notifications during lunch? We need to hone our monotasking skills by approaching the things we do every day with renewed focus and commitment. Turn the page to find out how…