The Pitfall of Multitasking

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I was once taught by a very wise man to do something creative everyday. Anything to keep the creative juices flowing. So in a recent web design lull, I dove head first into three personal projects that I was (and still am) very excited about...

The first was turning a piece of wood into a new desk with beautiful cast iron brackets. The plan was to cut, sand, varnish and hang in the speediest of fashions.

Shortly after I decided to make pheasant feather wreaths for family and friends at Christmas. Research for this then lead me to my third and final idea in this project love triangle, trinkets made from used shotgun cartridges.

I was so busy flitting between these three exciting ideas that I’ve yet to complete any of them in full.

Now my web design is at its busiest and I feel torn between all my projects. Needless to say that I’m very lucky to be in a position where I’m torn between so many wonderful jobs! However, the enjoyment factor doesn’t make it any less stressful.

Today I sat down, feeling utterly exhausted, and thought to myself;

“Cut yourself some slack! You'll never get all these projects finished instantly, it’s simply unrealistic”.

So I wrote a list of all my projects, both personal and business, then prioritised them. As I did this, more words from that same wise man rang true in my head.

“Do one thing, do it well, complete it and then move on”.

Even if that means completing just one section of a project, focusing solely on one thing clears the head and lifts the weight of stress off my shoulders.

After all, I’m only human.