At Hancock International College we’ve all heard of multi-tasking as some sort of tactic to improve one’s work habit in many areas of life. Our ESL students have heard of multi-tasking and many don’t believe it’s beneficial and neither do we! We believe focus breeds concentration and creates opportunities for success and we’re excited that this month there’s a whole day to recognize the power of Single Tasking!
Daysoftheyear.com says, “Today all we hear is the lauding of multi-tasking, and how getting as much done in as many areas as we can in one day. This often leads to a pile of half-finished tasks, or ones that are complete but having been finished in a less than optimal form. Single Tasking Day encourages us to take a break from multi-tasking, and focusing on getting one task done that day, to the best of our ability. Single Tasking Day arose in response to the preponderance of multi-tasking habits existing in today’s society. The dangers of multi-tasking have been well documented, and have repeatedly shown to cause our work to be sub-par and to leave us even more exhausted while having accomplished far less than we could have if we had just focus on one task.
There’s something about focusing in and cutting out all other distractions that has the power to let us perform at our very best. Single Tasking doesn’t mean just doing one thing and having it done, and going about our day. It means that we take one task, and break it down into its parts, and completing each one thoroughly and with pure attention to detail. It’s even possible, if you’re having a particularly productive Single Tasking Day, to complete more than one task, the trick is to do them one at a time so you don’t get overwhelmed or lost in the details. Don’t let the pressure to multi-task impact you doing your very best, instead, take it all one step at a time, and complete that task to the best of your ability. Single Tasking Day is a day to get things done, one at a time.
The best way to celebrate is to take a break from all the distractions that come with multi-tasking and just focusing on one task. Find the one that’s the most pressing in your life, and make today “that day” to get it done. You’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover just how successful you can be when you put your all into getting a single task completed. Single Tasking Day is your freedom from the shackles of multi-tasking, relax, be productive, and enjoy.”
Full Article: https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/single-tasking-day/
Idiom of the Day
Meaning: Paying attention to the job at hand.
Example: I find it hard to stay on task with all that KPop music playing in the background.
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