God of my master Abraham, make things turn out
well in this task I’ve been given. Genesis 24:42
One of the main differences between men and women is that women are better at multitasking. It’s probably a learned behavior from the days when men went out to get the food and the women stayed home to cook the dinner while taking care of children, making sure everyone had clothes to wear, and providing a social life for the family.
Women like to brag about being able to multitask. “I can run the Risograph machine, folding machine, and answer the phone at the same time.” Great for the office, but is this great for the worker?
Too much multitasking can be hard on the body and the mind. If one multitasks all day long at the office and then goes home and multitasks the household, too, he or she may become like a spaceship spinning out of control. When concentrating on more than one thing at a time, work turns into a four-letter word.
I challenge you to pick several projects you would normally multitask, and do them separately. Concentrate on the process. Try to find inner peace from completing each task separately. Did doing each project one at a time take enough extra time to warrant the stress you experienced when you did them all at the same time?
Multitasking leads to the possibility of becoming a workaholic. That’s a whole other problem!
Dear God, help me to see the beauty in what I do instead of the work I make of it. Amen