Musicians are often seen as multi-tasking warriors as they are seen to juggle lessons, practice, rehearsals, gigs, and performances with school or a job.
However, research shows that multitasking is really inefficient. Trying to focus on and hop between multiple tasks dilutes focus, introduces delays, and makes things take longer to complete.
Single Tasking Day, then, is about embracing one and only one task. Make a list, put it in order of priority, and get started on a task – and ignore everything else until you finish it!
From a musician’s perspective we think this is exactly what they do. When at school or work that’s what they focus on and when they’re playing they focus solely on that. Seems they’ve been doing it right all along.