Multi-Tasking Is a Myth (and How to Stop It)

Do you feel yourself getting pulled in multiple directions and ending your day exhausted? So many of us are perpetually busy and don’t realize that multi-tasking is a myth. In this episode, Danielle gives six ideas on how you can start “single-tasking” this summer.

Snippet from the Show
Start your day by connecting with God. Offer your day to God. Be rooted in prayer.


Danielle’s new book, Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday, is available to order! 

6 Ways to Help You Start Single-Tasking

Think about how you wake up.

Do you reach for your phone and start checking messages first thing in the morning? Stop doing that! Start your day caring for yourself, connecting with God and with your family in meaningful ways instead.

Write down your priorities.

You can do this in a very detailed way (like described in the book A Mother’s Rule of Life by Holly Pierlot) or simply write a list for yourself. Compare these priorities with the things you actually spend time on each day, and then make adjustments as needed.

Manage your notifications.

Does your phone or inbox send you information you don’t want or need? Stuff that distracts you from the things you really want to be doing? Change that! Adjust your settings, unsubscribe from emails, or just put your devices away so that you are in control of what you pay attention to.

Learn to say no.

This is an art form and so hard for so many women to do! Learn to stand up for yourself and how to say no to things that are not a priority for you so that you can focus on the things that are more important.

Declutter your living and work spaces.

All that stuff piled up around you is a stress-inducer and a huge distraction! Clear off counters and clean up your desk so that you won’t have dozens of random items pulling you away from your work and conversations.

Prioritize people.

What people did God place in your life for you to love? Your husband, kids, friends, roommates, co-workers or neighbors? These people are more important than things. Make sure to prioritize the people in your life over things and accomplishments.


Join our Girlfriends Podcast Facebook group!
To go beyond the podcast, join us at the Girlfriends Community, an encouraging and supportive online community for Catholic women from all walks of life.


You’re Worth It! A Retreat for Women
Find out more about bringing this unique event for women to your parish, group, or community. Read more and request more information here.
Or find out more about having me come speak at your parish or conference.


Email Danielle Bean
Rate and Review Girlfriends in iTunes
Leave voice feedback
Girlfriends on Facebook, Danielle Bean on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Voxer

Megan Madden

Megan Madden is a homeschooling mother with a passion for writing and speaking on authentic femininity and virtuous womanhood. In 2017, she began graduate studies in marriage and family at the International Theological Institute in Austria. After moving to Kraków, Poland to work with university students, Megan more personally continued her research on the complementarity of man and woman, particularly on the question of what it means to be a woman. She delved into the study of renowned Catholic writers on women such as St. Edith Stein, Gertrude von le Fort, Alice von Hildebrand, St. John Paul II, and St. Teresa of Avila.

The results were the development of Megan’s online ministry A Mother’s Lace, as well as speaking opportunities and her book with Ascension: Mary, Teach Me to Be Your Daughter.

Megan lives outside of Oxford, England with her husband, who is a lecturer in theology, and their five children.

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Discover More!

Sign up for the latest podcasts, videos, and articles, sent straight to your inbox.