Multitasking is the enemy, and what you can do about it

multitasking is the enemy, what you can do about it

I am at work. My mind is scattered as I switch mindlessly from one task to the other. I am stressed out and I can’t seem to achieve anything on my to-do list. I feel frustrated and unhappy. Multitasking is the enemy. In this day and age, we all work in fast paced environments where we are required to tackle many projects simultaneously. We don’t have enough time to get everything accomplished, so we turn to multitasking as a way to get everything done. We believe that multitasking makes us more effective, when in fact, it doesn’t. I’ll share with you today why multitasking is a myth and affects our productivity in a negative way. Here we go. Multitasking is a myth When we multitask, we believe that we are working on many things at once. But in fact, our brains are only able to focus on one thing at a time. We are not actually multitasking, we are task-switching. There is a phenomenon that occurs when we leave one task to focus on the next that is called attention […]

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How I use the Pomodoro Technique to curb procrastination

Have you ever postponed a task, way too many times, because you did not feel like doing it? Have you ever felt that your motivation was so low that you couldn’t achieve anything? I have being in this situation way too often, so I found a special trick to curb procrastination and boost my motivation, in just 25 minutes! It is called the Pomodoro Technique. Simplest productivity method The Pomodoro Technique has been developed by Francesco Cirillo in the 1980s. The concept is simple. You set a timer for 25 minutes and you work on a task, without distractions, until the timer goes off. I use this technique every time I find myself procrastinating on a task. Knowing that I will only spend 25 minutes on the task motivates me to accomplish the most of it during that time. When the 25 minutes is up, I get a 5 minutes break and do something rewarding, like reading a blog article on my favorite topics. After four 25 minutes intervals, take a 15 to 30 minutes break.¬† Those 25 minutes chunks […]

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