Friday, April 2, 2010

The Art of Multi-tasking

Women are multi-taskers. We are very capable of getting many things done and usually all at the same time. We can be on the phone, make dinner, and help our kids with their homework. It is an art that really keeps our homes running and our kids alive. I thought that I would post a few tips that I have found on being a successful multi-tasker.

1) Try to keep the multi-tasking in the same room or area (especially if you are multi-tasking while cooking dinner or bathing your children). If you have a pot of water you are waiting on to boil, you can unload or reload the dishwasher or set the table for dinner. If you are bathing your children, while they are playing in the tub, you can wipe down their sink, toilet, and mirror. While you are waiting for something to download on the computer, you can quickly balance your checkbook or check over your calendar. When you are in the car waiting for carpool, you can make a grocery list and/or meal plan for the week.

2) Include the kids in the tasks. If you are straightening your island while you are cooking dinner, have them take things that belong in another room back to that room. You don't want to be running all over the house when you have hot pots on the stovetop.

3) While you are watching a movie or TV, do a chore that you really don't like during it. I find that if I am watching a show or movie I really enjoy, it doesn't make ironing or folding clothes seem so bad.

I hope you enjoyed this post. Please share your ideas for great multi-tasking.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great post! I will definitely be keeping a lot of these in mind!!!