I used to believe I had a gift for multitasking—how ridiculous! Multitasking is a myth. No human has the ability to do two things simultaneously. My brain may process information and send signals to nerve centers or sensory organs instantly, but I can only react to one burst of data at a time.
What I called multitasking was actually running full tilt, then skidding to a stop over and over again. I was only switching from one “screen” to the next, to the next—very quickly.
In reality, I’m “serial tasking” on my most productive day, and sometimes sacrificing quality to complete more projects that I believe are necessary. (http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-power-prime/201103/technology-myth-multitasking).
So, as the snow piles up outside, and multiple tasks pile up inside my mind, I’m determined to shut out the clamor of perceived priorities and focus my attention upon the single God-given task in front of me.
Better is a handful with quietness, than both the hands full with travail and vexation of spirit.
A man’s heart deviseth [plans] his way: but the LORD directeth his steps [God sets his pace].