Last time I wrote about the problem of multitasking. The fight to stay focused doesn’t always involve balancing your real work with a distraction; it can also be about juggling multiple projects. Even if you are working exclusively on important items, it’s still best to do one thing at a time because you’ll get more done that way.
The trick here is to divide your jobs into smaller tasks so they don’t become large amorphous blobs that overlap each other all day. For each ‘to do’ item on your list, divide it until you are left with tasks that can be finished in a finite amount of time. See the following for an example of the sort of list I might use to organise and follow up on a meeting: Continue reading “Turn jobs into tasks”