Day four of ‘Simplify Your Life Week’ is here. We want to help you make your life more simple, and today we have two tips to help you with your goals in life. Today’s simplifications are about ‘Goal Setting’ and ‘Multi-Tasking’.
We all have goals in mind, some times we have too many goals, while other times we try chasing too many goals at the same time. It is important to pick out one goal and complete it before starting on a new one.
Trying to choose one goal can be tough, and while you don’t have to forget about all of the other goals you want to accomplish. You should work towards one of your goals so you can focus 100% of your energy on trying to achieve it. Once you get the first goal accomplished, move on to the next, and so on. Pretty soon you will create a snowball effect and completing these goals will become quick and easy.
A good question to ask yourself while choosing a goal is; “Am I chasing the right goal?”
Make sure you are chasing the right goal. After all, if you want to build a house, don’t start with building a roof. For your first choice in goals, you want to choose the best goal that will help compliment the rest of your goals you want to accomplish. Keep with this system as you continue choosing goals.
After making your choice, finish what you started. Don’t start another goal until you have completed a goal. That way you can make your choice and be satisfied by your results.
Now after all that talk about only setting one goal, you wouldn’t think we would tell you to multi-task. Well, you are right. Stop multi-tasking, and stop it as soon as possible. Just like setting your goals, you can get more accomplished and at a quicker rate if you work on one thing at a time.
Instead of trying to do five things at once, work on the most important task, and work your way to the least important task. We promise you will be better off getting things done this way.
Some people believe they can multitask just as well as doing task one at a time. This is wrong however. Studies involving multi-tasking have shown that the brain does not do task simultaneously. Instead there is a stop/pause in your mind as you switch from task to task.
Don’t believe us?
Try this test and see how well you multi-task rather than doing task one at a time.
Grab a piece of paper, a pen, and a timer.
- Draw two lines on the paper with your pen, one right above the other.
- Start your timer.
- On the first line write “I Love To Multi-Task”
- On the second line write the number 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
This should only take you about 20 seconds to complete.
Now flip over the paper and try this task
- Draw two lines on the paper with your pen, one right about the other.
- Start your timer.
- Alternate between the two lines writing a letter, then a number.
- Do this until you complete the sentence “I Love To Multi-Task” and “0 1 2 3 4 5 6…20”
In other words, you write the letter “I” and then the number “1” and then the letter “L” and then the number “2” and so on, until you complete both lines.
After completing this task I hope you will see that multi-tasking is not for our brains. Start completing tasks one at a time and you will get what your want accomplished in a shorter less stressful time.
We hope these simple suggestions can help you to simplify your life, and make your days easier and less stressful. Keep an eye out for more content coming this week, with tips and tricks to help you ‘Simplify Your Life.’