Thursday, November 19, 2009

Do You Multi-Mind or Mini-Task?

Many of the women and experts I interviewed for my book and much of the research that I've seen and done over recent years explored how women have bypassed multi-tasking and are multi-minding, or mentally juggling the many dimensions of our robust lives.

Have now seen coverage and books on the idea of mini-tasking, or breaking down tasks into bit-sized parts, in come cases to the extent of writing down all of those steps, to make a task more easily accomplished.

What's your approach -- mental juggling or itemizing?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

In Praise of Slowness or Too Busy to Shop?

I love the concept behind Carl Honore's new book, In Praise of Slowness. See story from Huff Post here: Given all of the data I saw to write Too Busy to Shop, lives are getting busier and women, for the most part, are embracing that busyness.

I think slowing down in parts of your life has merit -- you just have to pick your battles --or change your lifestyle, which many women won't be doing anytime soon.

What do you think?