Little Sister Spilled the Beans

Hey all you Joyful Single-Taskers!  My last post ended with this {oh-so-clever} teaser ... 

Up next?  

I'll share a simple, practical key that opens the door to joyful single-tasking.  You'll be surprised at how doable and effective it can be.  Meanwhile, I'd be fascinated to hear your insights on what works for you when it comes to handling life's multiple demands and unexpected challenges ...

And then my little sister jumped right into the comment section and spilled the beans! 

I have always been a multi-tasker, but noticed that nothing ever got done to completion.  I would start working on something else in the middle of another job.  I have two jobs, so I have a long "to do" list so I don't forget anything.  I recently read an article for people who work, instead of a never ending "to do" list, bundle some things from the list and put it on the calendar.  That way there is a time to do them, you get more done in a shorter amount of time and it works!  I've only been doing it for a week or so, but I do see some improvement.  Hopefully the list will get shorter! 

Well, the girl might have stolen my show but she's spot on.  As ever.  And because she's holding down two jobs, I'd say she's worth listening to.




jot down 3 - 6 tasks to complete before heading downstairs 
wash & dress
tidy bedroom
tidy bathroom
tidy loft
desk work - bills, correspondence, blogging & online stuff

jot down 3 - 6 tasks on fridge white board
tidy kitchen
tidy living room
tidy bathroom
plan supper
make phone calls

I stay focused because the lists are right in front of me, and there's a huge feeling of accomplishment as I finish each task {do the hardest one first!} and cross it off the list.  Without bundling and listing, I find it far too easy to get sidetracked once I go online ... or find myself aimlessly wandering through the day without accomplishing much.

Let each one do just as he has purposed in his heart; 
not grudgingly or under compulsion; 
for God loves a cheerful giver.
2 Corinthians 9:7

So many of you have said that you're single-tasking ... or want to do more but aren't quite sure how to go about it.  I'd love to hear what works for you ... or what your dilemma is.

As I was writing this mid-evening post, I heard my husband downstairs washing dishes.  It hit me that I had wandered upstairs to do something / get something hours before and ended up spending the evening at my desk writing about, you guessed it, staying focused and not wandering aimlessly.  😄



visiting with 


spilled beans
by Alin Luna from Pexels
pencil & paper
photo by Jess Bailey on Unsplash