How to live a Single-Tasking Life from focusmanifesto.com.
Imagine instead, a single-tasking life. Imagine waking and going for a run, as if running were all you do. Nothing else is on your mind but the run, and you do it to the very best of your abilities. Then you eat, enjoying every flavorful bite of your fresh breakfast of whole, unprocessed foods. You read a novel, as if nothing else in the world existed. You do your work, one task at a time, each task done with full focus and dedication. You spend time with loved ones, as if nothing else existed.
This is summed up very well by something Charles Dickens once wrote, “He did each single thing as if he did nothing else.” This is a life lived fully in the moment, with a dedication to doing the best you can in anything you do — whether that’s a work project or making green tea.
If you live your life this way, by this single principle, it will have tremendous effects:
- Your work will become more focused.
- You will become more effective at your work.
- You’ll become better at anything you do.
- Your time alone will be of better quality.
- Your time with your family will be much more meaningful.
- Your reading will have less distractions.
- You’ll lose yourself in anything you deem worthy enough of your time and attention.
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