One Thing at a Time

I believe most of us have become fairly proficient at multitasking. We thrive on the efficiency of being able to accomplish one more mechanical task while simultaneously performing another; like driving while talking on the phone, or holding a conversation while preparing dinner. Studies have been performed on the energy of multitasking and how it causes us to become distracted and scattered. Multitasking activates the brain in a very different way than focusing on one thing a time does.

Sometimes, when we compile our mental list of how many tasks need to be accomplished throughout the day or week, we wear ourselves out just thinking about it! Feeling overwhelmed, confused or even exhausted can be signs that we’re focusing on too many things a once. We become over-stimulated, anxious and impatient. We invest our energy “out there” in the” projects to complete” list to the point that all our energy is drained before we even begin. Often times, this leads to procrastination because everything seems so overwhelming. As a result, we accomplish very little, which can be discouraging and disheartening. But it doesn’t have to be this way.

This week, be inspired to become aware of how your energy may be scattered or leaking. Pay attention and focus on the reason why you feel overwhelmed. Are you trying to do too much and achieving very little? Take a moment to slow down the process and whenever possible, focus on one thing at a time.

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Author's Bio: 

Sharon Marquart is a Certified Life and Spiritual Coach, Public Speaker, Teacher and Published Author. Her coaching practice is, Living at Yes, (You Embracing Spirit). She inspires and motivates others to embrace the Spirit of life, to Know their Presence, to Feel their Power and to Live their Passions. Sharon is committed to motivate and inspire others to live their best life. Sharon has written “Living With Soulful Purpose, “ “9 Steps to a Happier Healthier You,” and “4 Principles for Living Abundantly.” She can be reached at or e-mail Sharon