As we all are working from home these days we have a lot going on our plate right now and mostly we end up multi tasking and include too many things to do on a daily average. Day 2 of this challenge is all about you doing single tasks at hand first and not multitasking. Avoid multitasking and mindfully devote your time and energy.
Here are a few pointers you can follow to make your daily routine a little less cluttered :-
1. Make a checklist
2. Be aware of your actions and thoughts around each task you take up.
3. Divide your tasks and time
4. Acknowledge your actions/ Tasks.
Why is it important to avoid multitasking?
If your brain is trying to manage several tasks at once, it may affect the way you work even when you’re attempting to complete a single task. A study by Stanford researchers found the brains of people who multitask work less efficiently even when they’re not multitasking
How being mindful can help you during your daily tasks in life?
Paying attention to the present moment in an accepting, nonjudgmental way. It is a simple practice available to all. Research has shown it is also a reliable method for reducing stress, including at work. Put most simply, meditation is a way to train the mind.
A small experiment has been designed to focus on one thing at the moment while working on “n” number of tasks.
When you are experiencing a particularly stressful moment, a popular mindfulness exercise known as S.T.O.P. can be helpful.
Stop- Just take a momentary pause, no matter what you’re doing.
Take a breath- Feel the sensation of your own breathing, which brings you back to the present moment.
Observe- Acknowledge what is happening, for good or bad, inside you or out. Just note it.
Proceed- Having briefly checked in with the present moment, continue with whatever it was you were doing.
Try this and share your experience. How was your mindful experiment?