Is Multitasking a Productivity Killer?

Multitasking is a bit of a misnomer, since our brains really aren’t capable of doing more than one thing at a time. We think we’re doing multiple things at once, but we are really just switching between several activities quickly.

How I Work In Chunks

Lately, I’ve been focused on arranging my schedule and splitting my work into chunks so that I can be productive for longer periods of time, while still having some flexibility in my schedule for the other things that I enjoy doing. One of the big benefits of being a consultant is that I can rearrange my schedule to do something fun, or to accomplish an activity by taking advantage of off-times. Working out is a good example. By scheduling my workouts during off-times, when the gym isn’t as crowded, I can get them done more more quickly. This week, my Mom is in town, and I have been able to arrange my work into some defined chunks so that I can spend more time with her while still getting my work completed.
I have a couple of specific techniques that have been working really well for me. Read More about How I Work In Chunks