I tend to focus on just one thing at a time with regard to my career but in my personal life, I am the Sovereign Empress of multitasking.
I can perform open heart surgery whilst cooking, painting my nails and scrolling through Instagram. When it comes to getting certifications that would validate my work experience, I can only do one thing at a time.
I am currently studying for a professional exam in February and I have been accused of being a recluse due to the fact that I have closed my Calendar to any extracurricular activities…if I had my way, I would cancel work until February.
Being focused on one mission can be very necessary and helpful but there are some disadvantages to adopting this approach as it can exclude collaboration which might yield to greater results or you would become so incredibly bored that you are unproductive. How am I going to get out of this tunnel vision rut?
1. Acknowledgement: I am on the right track as I have acknowledged the fact that in some situations, there is a need to utilise a peripheral approach in order to avoid complacency.
2. Practice: I am set in my ways and it would take a lot of practice for me to get out of my rut. Although I have no idea how I am going to practice this, I think I could do a bit of skill transference. I could transfer my multitasking skills from my home life to my career path. When I properly figure out how to do this, I shall share.
3. Accountability: As I have not figured out how to properly practice, I would need to get an accountability partner to help me stay on track of my tunnel vision busting resolve.
In other news, I just received tickets for a photography exhibition at the Tate Modern! Yay! I am pretty excited and can’t wait to go in March…even though I am practicing the tunnel vision busting, I don’t think I am quite ready for an exhibition right before my exams.
Have a fab day people!