Saturday, November 6, 2010

Multi Tasking

I had baked some puff pastry cheesecake filled turnovers this morning. Unfortunately I was not paying very close attention- and they burned.  This got me to thinking about multi tasking.

As these were baking, I was also watching Fons and Porter quilting show on TV.  Had my computer opened to read my emails and check facebook, and knitting while reading the email message. All the while drinking my coffee!  Not suprised I burned something.

On Fons and Porter, they were making an elaborate log cabin Christmas quilted top.  Because of the log cabin strips, there was lots of stopping and starting.  For those of us who have tried quilting, you know how exact your seams need to be. I was startled when I heard one of the woman say you can make this while baking your Christmas cookies!  Even a TV show expects us to be multitasking!

Multitasking used to be a women's thing.  With the advent of technology, it now seems to be a dilemma of men and also our children.  Focusing on just one thing has become an actual problem for many.  Studies have found that those of us who think we are accomplishing so much in a day, are actually getting less done than if we gave our attention to one thing at a time.

As the holiday season approaches, I would like to challenge my readers to spend some time each day giving complete attention to just one thing.  Whether it is talking to our loved ones, making our cookies, doing our sewing, even when shopping.  Shutting off the phones, TV and computers for a half hour a day, may make a difference!

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