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  • Writer's pictureBrian R. Schobel, CPA

Balancing Act: The Art of Juggling in a Multitasking Generation


We stand at the crossroads of roles — parent, professional, partner, friend — each vying for a piece of our time and attention, demanding we become adept jugglers in the circus of life. The multitasking generation has learned to switch hats with a speed that would make a chameleon envious, but at what cost?


1. The Multitasking Myth:

Science tells us that true multitasking is a myth; what we're really doing is task-switching, often to the detriment of depth and quality. It's a delicate dance, one that requires not just agility but also strategic pauses.


2. Prioritization is Paramount:

Understanding what truly matters allows us to catch the right balls and let the less important ones bounce temporarily. It's about discerning the urgent from the important and aligning tasks with our core values.


3. Embracing Singular Focus:

Sometimes, the most effective form of multitasking is to do just one thing at a time. This focus can foster excellence and ensure that each role we play gets its due spotlight.


The renowned author J.R.R. Tolkien observed, "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." His words are a clarion call to choose wisely, to allocate our finite resources of time and energy where they will resonate most profoundly.


As members of the multitasking generation, let's redefine balance. It's not about spinning more plates but ensuring the ones we choose to spin are the ones that truly matter.


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