Everyone knows that multi-tasking is a productivity-killer right? NOT TRUE!
Well, not 100% true. I absolutely agree that when you pull away from distractions and give a task all of your brainpower – you will end up with a better result in less time.
I have a little productivity hack that I call SELECTIVE MULTI-TASKING.
My process is simple, I bundle tasks that do NOT compete for my brain’s attention and that complement one another.
For example: my goals for this week.
- Finish branding project
- Work on blog post
- Exercise 3x this week
- Visit with Grandbaby Lucy
- Spend time with Granddaughter Brooklyn
- Eat a healthy lunch
- Design web site
- Finish Module 2 of my training course
- Do something creative
- Get together with my BFF
How will I find the time I need to accomplish all of the things I want to, and need to do, this week and do them well?
When I review this list, I know that some tasks will require that I am seated at my computer, with do-not-disturb turned on. FULL FOCUS.
Selective multi-tasking will help meet other goals in a satisfying way.
- SELECTIVE MULTI-TASKING: Go for a walk with my daughter and Grandbaby Lucy
(Goals met: Exercise 30 minutes + Visit with Grandbaby Lucy)
- FULL FOCUS: Finish branding project
- FULL FOCUS: Write blog post
- SELECTIVE MULTI-TASKING: Lunch with my friend at Vinaigrette Salad Restaurant (Goals met: time with my friend + Eat healthy lunch)
- Morning Walk
- FULL FOCUS: Design web site
- SELECTIVE MULTI-TASKING: Take Brooklyn to Kiln-it art center
(Goals met: Time with Brooklyn + Do something creative)
- SELECTIVE MULTI-TASKING: 1 hour on the elliptical while finishing training course on headphones
(Goals met: Exercise 30 minutes + Finish module 2)
WHOOP! Everything is done and it’s only Thursday!
Think about how you can incorporate Selective Multi-tasking into your week. What tasks complement one another? What tasks will be more enjoyable if shared with a friend or loved one? Let me know what you come up with and how Selective Multi-tasking helps you slay your list this week.