You want it in one word?
I always shake my head when people talk about “multi-tasking” and what an essential skill it is for the next generation and blah blah blah. I don’t believe a word of it.
For me — and I’m willing to bet this applies to everybody, on any career path — the key to productive work is concentrated effort, pushing aside distractions, trying to achieve a diamond-shaped focus on what’s in front of you.
Which means: Next week I’m taking a brief break from blogging.
Back on Monday, March 29th — hope to see you then!
And thank you, as always, for stopping by. It’s probably something I don’t say enough.
The research supports you — multitasking is really “rapidly shifting monotasking,” and is less productive than concentrated effort. That’s why I’ve taken to turning off the Internet for hours at a time.
Enjoy your break, and I hope it’s productive.
I emailed you
I think I’ll go hang that eye-bender on my fridge now…
Seriously, I was just thinking earlier today about how I need to stop doing and thinking and worrying about a million things at once and just focus on writing the story.
Enjoy your break!