Still Multitasking? Here Are Some Better Ideas

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Still multitasking? Try templates instead.

If you’re still multitasking and thinking it helps you save time, please read on.

Prioritizing productivity might lead you to ask, why not multitask?

But the fact is that multitasking works against you for activities requiring focus. Tests performed by the American Psychological Association conclusively prove:

Each time you switch your attention, you lose ground. The more complex or unfamiliar the task, the harder it is for your brain to make the transition. The more often you switch, the more time you lose, and the more stress you generate.

Still multitasking? Consider this:

Only a half second of time lost to multitasking can mean the difference between life and death when you text message or use a cell phone while driving. That is all the time it takes for a car not completely under your control to travel far enough to crash. So, a half second of lost focus and delay could kill you or someone else.

With complex tasks, multitasking wastes time and sometimes creates real danger, even if it appears to increase efficiency.

Fortunately, there are time management techniques for increasing productivity that work in harmony with how the brain functions. They are excellent stress management techniques, as well. Following are 3 time techniques that work better than multitasking.

#1: Task Templates: 

Create outlines of complex but repetitive tasks for speedy reference. Don’t waste energy relying on your memory or reinventing the wheel. Use task templates and watch your productivity soar.

Jot down projects that need templates as you think of them. The more you work from templates, the more uses you will find for them.

#2: To Do Lists: 

Prioritize in advance, and label accordingly. Remember to list tasks in small, workable chunks.

Only include what you can realistically accomplish for each day. You can use a weekly to-do list for the remainder of tasks. Then, at the end of each day, review and adjust the lists.

#3: Boundaries: 

Create times you can be undisturbed in order to work on complex projects. To fully protect these boundaries call on others’ support in advance to protect your interruption-free time.

Learn to use each of these powerful tools effectively and consistently. Incorporate them into your daily routine. By enhancing your focus and productivity with templates, to-do lists, and boundaries, you enjoy additional benefits from stress reduction.

What other ways can you start improving your life today by making the most of your time?

Still multitasking? Here’s more help…

Your life is busy. Whether it’s seasonal changes, work, vacation planning, or unpredictable events that intrude, you’re making decisions from the time you wake up to the moment you go to bed. And I don’t mean life-changing decisions. Most often, they’re the small, everyday choices — often pretty much the same choices over and over.

You might think that having choices would always be a plus. But in reality, too many choices can be exhausting. You might not even notice, because they are often so small. But all the decisions drain you and slow you down, sapping energy that you could be applying to other things.

So today I want to share an E-Guide that gives you tools for easing ‘decision fatigue’ and helps you make the most of your time. It’s powerful, practical, and it absolutely works. Just click the link below and discover what Transforming Your Time and Life with Templates has to offer you.

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