Switch Multi-tasking to Single-tasking!

Back in the day, multi-tasking was considered a good thing. It suggested that a person who could multi-task was stress-resistant and productive. Now, it's pretty much the opposite, It is good if you are able to focus on one thing at a time.

It's better if we carry out our tasks one by one. This is because we’re just not created for multi-tasking. Our brains are programmed to focus on one thing at a time. When we engage in several actions simultaneously, the brain has to switch focuses back and forth between the activities.

The result: We’re not focused enough to deliver on any of the tasks.

4 easy ways to start single-tasking:

  1. Turn off distractions (a.k.a. your smartphone)
  2. Write down everything you need to do
  3. Group the tasks (e.g. home, admin, meetings, presentations)
  4. Place the tasks in priority order
  5. Start doing!