If you are like me, you may find great satisfaction in knowing that you can get multiple things done at one time. As busy women, we like to think we can multitask. However, studies are now showing that trying to do too many things at one time is not effective and sometimes dangerous. And yes, I agree and have personally learned that it does not always work.
There is a time that I do know multitasking does work. You can get many things accomplished with a simple walk or jog. Let me share all of the things you can do during a little exercise.
For me, before I can get my home organized, my work and daily “to do” list done, I have to prepare what and how it needs to be done in my head. I can not tell you how many times I have developed a new plan of doing things after thinking about it during a long walk. I get things done, in my head that would not have been done without exercise.
Time with a girlfriend
Do you have that girlfriend who sends a quick message, “we need to get together for girl time?” Then life gets crazy and there is no time to sit and talk. Oh, the things we get accomplished when I go for a run with my best friend.
We get to catch up on each others lives and I usually get help and encouragement with something I have needed, but had not taken the time to stop and ask.
So often I hear women say they struggle to have daily quiet time with the Lord. Let me give you a little secret. Jesus does not just wear sandals, he wears tennis shoes. I know this because He has joined me so many times for a run. There have been times when I felt Him and heard from Him the most while praying during a walk right outside my front door.
Do you have a job that requires creativity or volunteer where someone is looking to you for inspiration? Taking a walk can be an opportunity to clear you head and get inspired with new ideas. Perhaps you struggle with being productive as I do. If that is the case, bring your phone or a small notepad and pen in a fanny pack and jot down those ideas on your walk.
These are all things that can be done while exercising. Think of it as a bargain – two for the price of one. It might surprise you – there are some things you can multitask, and be productive and healthy at the same time.