Is your day getting chopped to pieces? Can’t focus for more than a few minutes at a time? If so, you’re not alone. Today, I’d like to share a story about a real-life scenario with a past client of mine. She learned how to be productive without multitasking!
In the upcoming second edition of my book, “The Myth of Multitasking,” I cover an all-too-common issue: continual interruptions. The story I tell is based on real-world experiences with my clients.
Most are exhausted, stressed, and never reach the end of their to-do lists.
One client I worked with, a self-professed “queen of multitasking,” estimated her attention switched at least six times per HOUR due to:
• Phone calls
• Email or text notification
•”Quick questions” from a team member
With average interruptions costing her about five minutes of her time, it meant at least HALF of her day was lost to the cost of switching attention!
Plus, she couldn’t get more than ten solid minutes of focus between each switch.
You can break this cycle by learning how to be productive WITHOUT multitasking. Reduce attention switches, rather than accepting them. Protect your focus.
Start by turning OFF those digital notifications on every smart device you use. Use your calendar as a shield to protect your time. Do ONE thing at a time.
Discover how to focus better, be more productive, and set measurable goals with my updated edition of “The Myth of Multitasking.” This second edition of my most popular time management book now includes modern-day scenarios, updated research, and new techniques to increase your productivity and focus. Pre-order your copy, which releases on January 19th, at multitaskbook.com.