Own Image from the Seine River (France, 2019)

This week on ‘Life as I go’ I decided to write about a couple of random things.

I would not call myself a perfectionist but I absolutely hate making mistakes. I am quite self-conscious and very particular about perception so I try to ensure I do the right thing every time. Even though I have always known that no one is infallible, I had a real life reminder last week that it is perfectly normal to make mistakes. The most important thing is to learn from it, take corrective actions if required and move on.

As one of my morning routines, I started using the YouVersion devotional plan daily and this last week I started a 14 day plan on ‘Hearing the voice of God’. In the day 9 devotional, there was a statement that reads “If you’re burning the candle at both ends, you’re not as bright as you think you are…” and whilst this was referring to making time to commune with God , it struck a cord in me about how I manage my daily affairs and got me thinking about the concept of multitasking.

I have heard and read a lot of school of thoughts about the dangers of multitasking and how it is better to focus on one thing at a time to do meaningful work, howewver, reading it in a devotional carried extra weight :-). Due to the nature of my work, I always find myself struggling with the ‘one task at a time’ concept as there are always so many things that need to happen around the same time.

I have however also realized that sometimes trying to do everything at the same time is not always efficient. I am still cracking what balance is for me and working daily to effectively apply the deep work principle which I wrote about here

What do you think about multitasking? Would love to hear your thoughts in the comments

I am currently reading Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Maya is one of the very few people who move me. I would sit down for hours watching her old interviews especially the ones with Oprah Winfrey and be in awe of the force she was during her time. I successfully finished my book club’s April pick (The secret of Baba Segi’s wives) early enough this month to be able to read another book and decided on this one. By the way, The Secret of Baba Segi’s Wives is one of the most hilarious books I have ever read …. highly recommended if you need some humour 🙂

Lastly, RIP to His Royal Highness, Prince Phillip the Duke of Edinburgh whose funeral held yesterday. I recognize a lot of people have different opinions about the British monarchy (which is fine), however I choose to recognize the pain the Queen must be in, loosing her partner and friend of over 7 decades. He definitely lived by the oath of allegiance which he swore to her back in 1953 (quote below) and theirs is a love story for the books.

“I, Philip, Duke of Edinburgh do become your liege man of life and limb, and of earthly worship; and faith and truth I will bear unto you, to live and die, against all manner of folks.

So help me God.”

Such profound words!

Wishing you a beautiful new week