The last time multitasking paid off for me was in 1994.

That’s when I had my twins, Connor and Allyson.

Other than that, doing two, three, five, ten things at one time may seem efficient, but it is rarely effective. A Wall Street Journal article reports that our brains are just not wired to do extreme multitasking. We process more information in one day than our ancestors did in an entire year. Information overload leads to multitasking and burnout. There’s got to be a better way.

In Divine Wisdom at Work, Principle 5 is Stay Present: That’s Where the Gifts Are. So, how do you stay present and mindful throughout your busy day? I mute my cell phone during meetings, clear my desk off of other paperwork and files when working on one project and take a few moments to "catch the gifts" of a genuine compliment, job well done or beautiful sunset. What works for you?

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