Are you multitasking right now? The odds are you are. It feels productive, but it really isn’t. While multitasking we get less done, and we do it less accurately and effectively.
Try single-tasking instead; you’ll probably get more done more quickly.
Our brains are designed to focus on one thing at a time, and bombarding them with information only slows them down.
Multitasking feels busy and productive, but it’s an avoidance. Not just an avoidance of important tasks, but of whatever boredom or bad feelings you might be having in the moment.
Andrew Blackman goes through some of the research on multitasking and productivity, and shows how to set up your day to get more done by cutting out the distractions and focusing on one thing at a time.
Single-tasking is actually the best way to get important things done.
Until Next Week
Will you try single-tasking? Please do. And please let me know how it goes.