Become a Top Wedding Planner – When NOT to Multitask


Wedding Planner Drives and Talks

With all of the things we feel we need to accomplish to plan weddings, run our businesses and have personal lives, we frequently multitask to get it all done. Plus, if you’re like me, you’ve been multitasking for so long that you don’t even know how to do one thing at a time!

However, did you know that in 2003, the Wall Street Journal published an article entitled, “Multitasking Makes You Stupid”? It said that doing too many things at the same time “reduces the brainpower available for either task” and may be less efficient than doing one thing at a time.

This article is in the news again now because, with the popularity of texting as a way of communicating, people are texting while driving. Pamela Fiori mentioned this in her Editor’s Letter in the February 2010 issue of Town and Country magazine. Oprah spoke on her show about the “deadly obsession” of texting while driving and has even created a No Phone Zone Pledge asking people to pledge to not use their cell phones to talk or text while driving. On Oprah’s show, actress Holly Robinson Peete said her family had created a bumper sticker, “Honk if you Love Jesus. Text if you want to meet Him.”

I’d be crazy if I thought I could get you to stop multitasking, I doubt that I could stop it myself, but please take the time to concentrate on one task at a time if it is complex. Definitely don’t multitask when your safety or the safety of others is an issue. And, when you’re driving, stay focused in the moment and just drive.

(In my state, California, it is against the law to use a wireless phone while driving unless you use a hands-free device.)

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