1. The Quest Quote
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2. The End of Multitasking Mama
Its January. And this newsletter is very late. Intentionally late. Its my less-is-more plan for 2005!
Ive made one resolution for the New Year. No diet plans. No financial goals. Just one doozie that will keep me busy er, I mean, calm and relaxed all year: Learn how to single-task. And as it so happened, writing this newsletter at the crack of 2005 was simply not priority number one. Well done, Debs.
Single-tasking is not an easy job. In fact, Ive always been one proud, do-it-all, organized, list-checking, kinda woman. Until, that is, about 10 months ago when AllConsuming Girl arrived on the scene to mess up the whole plan. And a mess, at times, I have been.
Not to say that as a confirmed multitasker I didnt try to maintain my highly productive style of living (somebody has to mow the lawn with baby in the Bjorn, while calling the insurance guy on the cordless!) But there came a point, actually it was one seriously confused day, when I realized that my overly-efficient behavior had finally taken its toll on my brain synapses.
Although the details are still fuzzy, it was the final ten minutes of
a ten-month long journey that ultimately led to my awakening.
Babies sure are cute. Too bad they arent too bright, I mused. Gosh Im hungry.
Opening the fridge, I lean over to look in the crisper and my keys hit the floor. Back on track. Microwave dings. Mental note: call Sears to get the timer fixed on microwave ovenit keeps dinging for no reason.
Ready to tackle the day. Stroller, dog, bills, wallet, pants (Im not that crazybut I do make it a habit to check), keys, baby paraphernalia, helmet (dont ask) one trip, two trips, three trips, done. With all this exercise, its no wonder Im still hungry after two meals.
Lock up. Pack up. Strap in. Seal down. I operate like a well
oiled-machine, all while I entertain the team by singing Itsy Bitsy Spider
rap style. I back out of the garage, slowly. Check TravelGirl in the Bear
1) When Im eating, Im not simultaneously checking email.
If less is truly more, then for 2005 I am striving for absolutely nothingbeyond this very moment. Got to run. Fussy Girl needs me. Now!
No one said it would be easy
wish me luck. And wishing all of
you a healthy, happy 2005!