I used to take nice delight in my skills to multitask. “I’m actually a supermum”, I might assume, and I might take delight in “doing in any respect”, on a regular basis.
I used to be continuously doing, feeling exhausted, and getting overwhelmed as a result of issues had been taking ages to get crossed off my record. And I by no means felt like I used to be doing something correctly.
It lastly occurred to me that multitasking is actually nothing however activity switching. And since I’ve been perpetually activity switching, I take for much longer to complete one factor, and I’m not doing it in addition to I may have.
Inform me I’m not the one one who feels this fashion?
There is no such thing as a such factor as multitasking except you’re actually typing with one hand and cooking with one other. That is clearly not doable, as at any given time you’re both typing or cooking.
And, turns out that multitasking not solely makes you inefficient and causes faster burn out, it impairs your govt capabilities within the mind. These capabilities management and handle your cognitive processes that decide when, and in what order sure duties are carried out.
Time blocking: I choose a activity after which block out time to get it completed. In that point, I do nothing else.
Switching off all different distractions: At work, I shut all different home windows open on my pc. I mark my calendar as busy, and put my telephone away and on silent. By doing this, I discover that if I’ve blocked half-hour for a activity, I end it in a lot much less time.
At house, I inform my children and my nanny that I would like one hour of uninterrupted time. After this, I promise to play with my children, or doing one thing they need me to do with them. This works SO properly. I put a timer on, so that they know my time is up, and so they await it!
Process batching: Once I take a look at my record of issues to do, I attempt to batch duties. For instance, replying to my emails and scheduling my day go collectively; paying payments and banking go collectively; shopping for groceries on-line and choosing a birthday reward on-line for a classmate of my daughter go collectively.
Prioritizing should do’s for the day: Our to do record is SO lengthy. Prioritizing what can’t wait is an effective way to cross issues off and never fear about the remainder.
Utilizing Notion: The whole lot I have to do exterior of labor, I do in Notion. Which implies, I can entry it anytime from anyplace and work on it between instances. I’m somebody who retains a number of stuff in my head, and am infamous for not writing it down in a pocket book that I’ll know the place to search out, after I want it. Since Notion is within the cloud, it permits me to dump the whole lot there and I can discover it anytime because of the search operate. I’m additionally studying tips on how to higher organise my thoughts and plan utilizing Notion.
We’re in an extremely busy time throughout all fronts as we method the top of the 12 months. Let’s get the whole lot completed and do it properly, with out ending the 12 months burnt out.
Wishing you an important week forward.