Monday, February 1, 2010
Crimes of a Multi-Tasker
I recently read in Real Simple magazine that "the maximum number of tasks that should be on a daily to-do list to avoid mental overflow," is seven. Seven. Are you kidding me?! I do roughly seven things between the time I get up (5:30 AM for those of you who are interested) and noon. My to-do lists are so ridiculously long that they sometimes have sub-categories. I'm a bit OCD about lists. I know I am not alone when I admit that I sometimes will write something down on a list after I have already done it just so I can have the satisfaction of crossing it off said list. A person who behaves this way cannot be right. I did this when I was still a member of the workforce too, so I can't blame it on feelings of low self-worth or needing to validate my importance as a toilet-scrubbing, boogie picking, lunch packing stay-at-home Mom. This little statistic comes from a book titled, "Seven: The Number for Happiness, Love and Success," by author Jacqueline Leo. Maybe I should read this book. I'll have to add to my "Books I Want To Read" list!