What Bullet Journal taught me about multitasking

Multitasking Podcast Episode

Multitasking is a fairytale. We learn mostly very early in our life, that we need to be the best and that it makes us successful, if we are doing more than one thing at the same time. By the influence of others we adopt this behavior and always ask ourselves: “Am I enough?”.

A part of the fairytale of multitasking

“Women can multitask.” Is that true? No, because nobody can multitask. Why? Because we begin to make mistakes if we lose our focus. That is an undeniable truth. Unfortunately. Sometimes I wish I would be able to do more than one thing at the same time. And it is also true, that we make mistakes every day. But if we are not able to focus, we can not be successful.

What does success mean?

Is it successful, if you earn 5000,00 Euro a week and have a lot of work. It could be, but it also couldn’t be. Why? Because it is not a matter of numbers what success means. If you have one client, who comes again and again, in marketing we call this loyalty status, it could mean a lot more. And money isn’t everything. You can also think about the quality of the time you have.

Multitasking and the hoarding wheel

It doesn’t matter, if you work in a 9to5 job or if you are a business owner – if you just tick a to-do list – the quality of your time wouldn’t be as high as it could be. You can call that hustle mode and it is like rushing through your day. You could forget gratefulness and priorities. So why are we doing that? As I said in the beginning, we mostly learn in our early childhood, that we have to handle this and that it belongs to our life.

How you can push the fairytale of multitasking aside

The answer is mindfulness. What does that mean? To be mindful is not just a trend. It could change your life. Why? Sit down, take a deep breath and write down all the tasks, thoughts, and things that pop up in your mind. Then ask yourself:

  • Should that be done today?
  • Can I do it tomorrow?
  • What happens if I do it never?
  • What could be done by someone else?

The tasks that have to be done by yourself should then get a priority. And then, go through your priorities step by step.


This concept helps me a lot to focus on my goals. It says that you can get better step by step. For that, you have to take your goals and dismantle them in little steps. Be realistic. The goal: “I want to lose 10 kilograms by tomorrow is not realistic. And you can also better focus on one goal than on three at the same time.

So what can you ask yourself?

Goals are important and work has to be done.

You don’t understand what happens outside if you don’t understand what happens inside.

Important note to yourself

So you can ask yourself the following questions:

  • Do I know, what my goals are?
  • How could I reach my goals step by step?
  • How much time do I need to reach my goal?
  • Could I take more time to sit down for reflection?
  • Do you feel inside that you are enough?

You are enough.

Yes, you are enough. This is what I’ve learned about myself this week again. I am enough and mindfulness makes the change. Honestly, it also happens that my bullet journal daily log is empty in the evening because I rushed through my day. These are my thoughtless days. Everyone could have these because we are imperfect. And to be mindful doesn’t mean to be perfect. It just means to live a life with a purpose.

You want to listen to the complete podcast episode about multitasking?

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The next episode will be published next week on Friday. So insert a new entry in your bullet journal or calender. From now on every new episode will be published on Friday, 10 a.m.

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Have a wonderful time with your dear ones,

Bye and Shalom.

Yours Madlen

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