The Penduka Podcast
About This Show
A weekly podcast dedicated to helping you live fully alive by equipping you with practical tools to awaken passion and purpose in your everyday life.
Hosted by Joy McMillan (speaker, author & entrepreneur behind Simply Bloom), this shot of soul-espresso, based on Joy's latest book, delivers nuggets of wisdom and insight, while encouraging you in your journey.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 025 : Process + The Multitasking Myth
5 days ago
In this week's episode we're unpacking the persistent myth of multitasking, with the sixth letter of the PROCESS acronym, S: Stop Switchtasking. What You'll Hear: We know how to get things done, mastering the art of doing #allthethings, but this nasty habit has us constantly distracted and is having a profoundly negative effect on just about every aspect of our lives, from our marriages to our businesses. Here's the deal: multitasking isn't actually a thing. It's a persistent myth, and understanding what's actually happening, and how to change it, can be quite liberating. "Multi-tasking is great in the kitchen when you are trying to time the chicken to be ready at the same time as the potatoes. But do not assume it is a great way to manage a workday" Joanne Tombrakos This term was first used in 1965 by IBM to describe their new computer's ability to run several programs concurrently. What we've coined multitasking is more accurately described as switchtasking. With distractions (ahem, smart phones) ever before us, we've become a society who simply cannot focus on one thing for any length of time. We have become like barracudas, suffering from 'shiny object syndrome'. While there is a place for perfection - like bridges and cheesecake and cutting-edge logos - when perfection becomes the standard by which we measure everything, we will spend our days exhausted, hyper-critical and anxious. Feeling both out of control and never quite enough. Our chronic distraction is not only due to a lack of discipline and focus, but I believe also due to a stealthy addiction to approval. When we're feeling low, overwhelmed or stressed, it's easy to go in search of another "hit" on social media. "We have to get back to the beauty of just being alive in this present moment" Mary McDonnell Call it creative avoidance or chronic distraction, juggling too many things at once has a tremendous effect on work productivity and our ability to be fully engaged and present with our families. Time-blocking my work week - and disciplining myself to remove all possib