Single Tasking Day is a holiday that is celebrated annually on February 22nd. This day is celebrated to motivate people to do a single task, i.e., dedicating oneself to do one work at a time. Its counterpart is multitasking, i.e., performing many jobs at a time. This day emphasizes the importance of single-tasking over multitasking. In single-tasking, one can focus better and thus result in a quality outcome. Single-tasking increases the accuracy, productivity, and efficiency in doing a job. Many successful people have used and profited from the principle of focusing on a single task. So this valuable skill can be adapted to improve the quality of one’s life.

“People think focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.  Steve jobs

History of Single Tasking Day

Single Tasking Day evokes an awareness of the benefits of doing a single task at a time. Hindrances of multitasking are finely documented, and the importance of single-tasking has been highlighted. This day is believed to be celebrated in the year 2015. It is a day of mental simplicity and focus. However, any day can be observed as a Single Tasking day when you put your mind to doing a single task at a time, mindfulness, and maintaining focus on one activity entirely. It can be a personal single-tasking day and can help one to build the skills and the awareness to make these things a more significant part of everyday life.

Single Tasking Day 2018 - February 22

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How to Celebrate the Day

It can be observed by habituating a few daily routines to one’s life. Single-tasking habitat cannot be achieved overnight; it must be practiced daily to activate the mental focus required to do one task at a time. On the single-tasking day, one can resolve to adopt single-tasking over multitasking. The best way to celebrate is to start practicing single-tasking by avoiding distractions, breaking a more significant task into smaller components, and concentrating on a tiny segment entirely. Prioritize the work and tackle them one at a time. It is a freedom to enjoy learning about the importance of doing one task at a time to achieve better performance and success. It can be celebrated by encouraging single-tasking with others in person and through social media by using the hashtag #SingleTaskingDay.

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