Practice doesn’t make you perfect, but it certainly makes improvements in whatever you are practicing.
And once you take up one tasking you will see your practice will magnify your craft. It certainly did for me. Though I am not perfect at all, but I practice one tasking most of the time.
Imagine the old example of trying to burn a paper with a magnifying glass. What would you need to do? You need to centralize the rays through the glass into just one small area on the paper. The smaller the concentration, easier for you to burn the paper.
Same is applicable for one tasking. Smaller the area of your focus, more is the chances of magnifying your craft.
Here’s how you can start applying one tasking in whatever you practice –
1. Throw out all the distraction – Close the internet. Stop all the pop-ups. Remove everything from where you will do the work. Close the door if required. Give yourself some room to breathe. Now you are ready to start.
2. Choose something easy to do – Choose something which seems comfortable for you. When I got started I started with writing for 5 minutes a day. Don’t worry about anything else right now. Just pick one thing which is easy for you.
3. Start super small – Start doing your craft just for 5 minutes without letting your focus strip away anywhere. Concentrate only on your creation, your movements of hands, on the paper/the material you use to create,
4. Stop if urges come – Pause if any urge comes to do something else other than your craft. Don’t get up or do something else. Rather take few deep breathes. Then start doing again.
You are done. You just practiced one tasking. How does it feel? I know it feels awesome. If you want to crystallize one tasking in your life, you need to keep on doing these 4 steps again and again until one tasking doesn’t need to be an issue for you.
One tasking is one of my best practices. And now it would be yours too 🙂
If in any case, you are curious to know more about one tasking, please check out my book on One Tasking.