Multitasking, Focus, and Making the Most of Your On-Line Time

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Multitasking just doesn’t help.

Multitasking and working on-line are not a helpful combination, and yet it’s something that many of us are tempted to do.

In fact, finding focus and maintaining it when you’re working on the web is a major challenge. Couple that with the myth that multitasking is helpful, and you have a recipe for disaster.

I recently explored some of the myths about multitasking in the Finding Time E-zine. If you’d like to listen now, just click the link to access the audio of my article titled Here’s the Surprising Truth About Multitasking.”

The reality is that you nearly always lose something when you are multitasking. And constantly shifting your focus when you’re working on-line is an excellent example of the multitasking trap.

3 Quick Tips for Finding Focus and Saving Time

  1. Close your email, messaging and feeds to maintain focus.
  2.  Whatever task you’re focusing on, set time parameters and stick to them.
  3. Keep your promise to yourself. Maintain your focus and then return to your e-mail or to items of interest later, in time you set aside for that.

This is important…

This last item – keeping your promise to yourself – is key.  When setting any time boundary, whether it’s an internal boundary or one that involves others, your follow-through is what builds trust and ensures that your boundary will “hold.”  If you tell yourself that you’ll go back to something, and then you don’t, you’re less likely to maintain that boundary the next time you need it.

There’s so much potential here. I’d love to hear what works for you, so drop me a line or add a comment here.

Know what else helps? Boundaries…

Setting and maintaining boundaries is a skill that makes everything else in your life possible. And it’s a difficult challenge for lots of smart, motivated people. People like you.

“Your Secret Power: How to Honor Your Time and Claim Your Space with Boundaries” gently steers you to a more profound understanding of where and how your boundary-setting efforts get short-circuited. Not only that, but it helps you establish the boundaries you need to unlock the door to your freedom. Boundary-setting is a skill that’s learnable, doable and definitely within your reach. And the strategies, tips and exercises in “Your Secret Power” help you discover how to:

  • Set and maintain boundaries to enhance your productivity and, yes, make more money;
  • Recharge your energy so you have the time and freedom to do what you value and what you’d like to do in your life; and
  • Learn how to say no, which opens the door to your next big Yes!

Ready to start using boundaries to maximize your time and energy? Click the link below to learn more about this transformative time tool and the bonuses that come with it:

Let’s explore time together …

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