Want to drive yourself and people around you crazy?
As a D.C., what does multitasking look like?
- Doing paperwork every available moment between adjustments.
- Surfing social media throughout the work day.
- Worrying while you’re working.
Any thought or activity that moves you from being fully conscious and present with what you are doing is a form of multitasking.
Building a practice shouldn’t be draining. It should energize you.
If it isn’t, here’s what you can do about it:
- Plan your day the night before and make a list of what needs to be done.
- Delegate and/or outsource whenever possible.
- Sequence your “to-do” list with the most important things done first.
- Take a mental break for at least ten minutes twice a day. (I prefer a nap 6-8 hours into the workday.)
- Manage others’ expectations of you by how and when you respond and have reasonable expectations of what you and others can accomplish.
- Work 4 days a week. That way, you can dedicate 3 uninterrupted days to rest, play, and the relationships that matter most to you.
Building a practice is a day-by-day game, and those who win use their time wisely, are rarely frantic, and don’t multitask.
What you get done TODAY is all that matters.
…and “DONE’ is all that matters.
What you are thinking about doing, what you are working on, what is almost done are not nearly as important as what you actually get DONE… today.