Yesterday morning my dad told me that he’s coming over for lunch. So after thinking of the menus I went out to get some ingredients. Have you ever find yourself in a hectic cooking situation when you...
- Have yet to open the coconut milk can and when it is time to put it in you can’t find the can opener (aahh I can even feel the panic now)
- Need to stir one pot and put in the potatoes in another pot but you haven’t peel the potatoes yet (I hate peeling potatoes…thanks to whoever that invented the potato peeler)
- Are totally fine with everything not fully prepared coz you feel like you got this just preparing most of it in your mind but suddenly while cooking there are individuals being in the kitchen and helping but not actually helping. You end up being all chaotic, making mistakes and can’t focus coz these individuals are not helping but doing it wrong or just asking you lots of annoying Qs. LOL
My point here is to letting you know that you don’t have to tackle cooking with complexity by doing everything at one time. Simplicity teaches you to plan and eliminate problems beforehand. Therefore, by tackling cooking or being productive through simplicity it helps you to keep an appropriate amount of attention on the most important task at appropriate time with less energy. Simply put, staying focus creates more output with less effort and time.
So the next time you planning to cook more than one dish or even just one dish, I suggest get every single ingredients clean cut and well-prepped to avoid any chaos that can cause mistakes which will drain your energy. Of course, apply this to your other daily tasks as well - big or small.
I hope this will convince you that being productive through simplicity will reach better outcome! I’ll end this post here and maybe if you have extra time you can check out the post from this series or start another series on productivity as well.
Persevere and Stay Positive,