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anti multi-tasking

I like multi-tasking. Making bread during conference calls is one of my favourites. But I also like not multi-tasking. I came across this article about avoiding multi-tasking. These are a couple of the times mentioned when you need to stop your attempts to multi-task:

  • Waiting for your PC to boot up. This can often give you a minute or two of staring out the window with your first cup of coffee warming the palms of your hand
  • Waiting for the kettle to boil. You don’t need to click the button and rush off to do something else. You may wait there with the kettle and enjoy a few minutes of quiet contemplation.Tom Hodgkinson recommends making your tea with leaves rather than bags. This not only makes better tasting tea, but allows you the pleasure of walking into the garden afterwards to tip out the used leaves.

via Finding Stress-Reducing Idle Moments: The Anti Multi-tasking | LifeDev.

I’m not sure about the pleasure of tipping out tea leaves bit. I always find them frustratingly sticky. But you get the idea.

Written by Karen

May 26th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

Posted in gtd