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Stop the chaos

Single-tasking is back!

Multi-tasking used to be a badge of honor. Trying to do many things at one time was viewed as a positive. Oops! Come to find out multi-tasking is stressful, exhausting, and draining. Switching between phone calls, emails, doing the laundry, cooking dinner, and helping the children with heir homework all at the same time means you aren't doing ANY of these things at peak performance levels.

Single-tasking is the new mantra and studies show you'll thing more efficiently, strategically, and productively if you remain on task. So, it seems the home office is back en vogue. It keeps you organized and focused on the task at hand.

Ready. Set. Go.

Quick ideas for single-tasking

  • Focus deeply.
    Shun distractions. Turn off your email, turn off the phone, cut off the TV, even music can be distracting.
  • Make a to-do list.
    A to-do list will keep you moving in the right direction. Priorities are key.
  • Protect downtime.
    The good part about single-tasking is it clears your mind and to-list for some good, old-fashioned R&R. TAKE IT and protect it as fiercely as you do your work time.
  • Try this single-tasking technique!
    The Pomodoro. Work for 25 minutes, take a break for 5. Repeat. This allows you to really focus, but then give your brain a much needed break.

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