Are you answering emails, whilst replying to tweets? Taking calls and answering WhatsApp messages?
Whilst some of you claim to be amazing at multitasking (I even used to claim it when I was a lawyer), but the truth is (and studies have shown) that multitasking won’t make you productive. When you are multitasking, you are not devoting your attention to one task but splitting your attention quickly from one task to another. The overall effect will be that your brain is switching back and forth, getting confused and unproductive.
If you keep multitasking, you reduce your ability to focus on other tasks, as your brain is used to working for short attention spans for multiple things at once.
To help you focus your mind on each task try out these tips to become productive without multitasking:
If you are struggling being productive due to multitasking, try these tips and start doing them each day until they become a habit. Remember it took a while to get the multitasking habit, so it will take a while to break it.
By Shelina Jokhiya
Shelina Jokhiya has lived in Dubai for over 11 years and is the founder of DeCluttr Me. She set up the home and office organising company in response to a need for a professional service in the region and has grown the business to become the UAE’s only licenced, professional organising service.
Shelina has a passion for organising and decluttering, as well as sourcing innovative new storage methods and tips and tricks. A build-up of clutter and possessions can become significant sources of stress, Shelina recognised this and set up DeCluttr Me to enable her clients to live more relaxed, productive lives.
Shelina regularly speaks at local events and is frequently featured in the national and local press. She has also become one of the first international accredited member of APDO (Association of Professional Declutters and Organisers UK).
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