Multitasking – Set your boundaries and build your bridges!

Someone recently asked me what special observations I made during the corona lockdown about how people dealt with the unusual, often stressful conditions. One of my many positive observations was that people have outgrown themselves and become jugglers and acrobats.

Keeping many balls in the air over a longer period of time and stretching one’s own imagination like a muscle in all directions to master the next challenge, while creating a new life structure for one’s family or business – that is true multitasking art, which deserves a lot more than a round of applause from the balcony. Multitasking is a super talent that one can be proud of, but there is a danger to body and soul if it is exercised with a high level of stress over a long period of time.

Setting a boundary means protecting your own system from collapse. Building a bridge equals welcoming social interaction and offering mutual support. Boundaries and bridges are important life savers.

What was your experience in this crisis? Were you able to build and consolidate bridges? Have you been noticed and appreciated? What support did you get from your environment? How did you deal with the fear that it might not end well despite all multitasking? Which diversions have worked and which strategies have been successful? How have your personal boundaries shifted during this time?

If you do not like the answers to these questions, a change of perspective could bring more clarity and positive experiences. Let me know if I may help you with this.

Meanwhile, may your life be filled with pride about how you overcame the crisis.

Best wishes, Tatjana Gaspar
(June 2020)