Posted By April Friday, May 21, 2010
I'm a big fan of monotasking. It laughs in the face of all those American naysayers. Monotasking is simply the practice of doing one thing and one thing alone. Sometimes multitasking is a good thing, but too much of it is just stressful and doesn't allow you to give real attention to anything at all. At first it can be hard to honestly just do one thing. Just eat, just read a book, just draw a picture, just hula hoop... just just just. To fully give your attention to a solitary act is quieting to your nervous system and good mental health practice. It's meditative if you want to think of it that way.
Monotasking will improve your ability to focus on other things and your attention span will grow. I'm excessively guilty of a short attention span and could really benefit from monotasking more often. My husband knows this better than anyone because I am barely capable of holding a conversation unless it's about yoga. I am so easily distracted - like a butterfly.