You’re ready to go implement these tactics and make yourself more productive! By making just a few changes to your office setup and the way you run your business, youcan save yourself precious hours, ensuring you’re making the most of the time you have. Before we let you get started making yourself more productive, here’s an important tip.
Multi-tasking, though it sounds great and may make you feel like you are getting more done, is actually counter productive. Have you ever tried to talk on the phone and write an email at the same time? You either end up almost completely ignoring the conversation, or typing words you speak on the phone, rather than what you mean to say in the email. Your brain cannot do both, and must choose which one to focus its attention on. While you think you may be doing two things at once, you’re only rapidly switching your attention back and forth between them… and in the process are sacrificing speed and accuracy.
Research shows that when the brain multi-tasks, less attention is spread across more tasks, making it easier to get distracted, and to mess up what you’re doing. So, instead of trying to do five things at once, do one thing at a time until you’re finished with your list. Try to block all like tasks together, because it makes it harder for your brain if you are constantly switching back and forth from task to task.