This is very important question in life. All my life and also for my two children who are now Trauma Surgeon and Psycho therapist, we implemented organized life. Using daily calendar-planner with expected activities to accomplish, organizing all the files and storing at proper place, keeping the office desk clean with no piling of papers, preparing for all meetings prior to the meeting and ensuring that the minutes of meetings are done in time and stored in the file or online. With responsibilities of leading multiple organizations, this lifestyle has been very effective and with minimum stress.
In addition, being yoga practitioner, doing yoga every day for 10 to 15 minutes, helps tremendously in focusing and accomplishing the tasks.
Such approach has been key in my life to achieve my goals. Exposing to children such method has helped them to achieve their goals in work and life.
Regards,Sudhir Brahmbhatt, Ph.D. , MBA
It's important to realize that we do not MULTI-TASK. We TASK SWITCH. And with every switch, we break attention, drop our capabilities, and as Jennifer says, lose focus.A classic example is reading your phone while driving. This is not multi-tasking. When you look down at your phone, you are making assumptions about the continuation of the path of your vehicle and the situations that surround it. If you are wrong, or become wrong through the acts of others or unforeseen situations, an incident occurs.Task switching is a requirement for most things we do. We have to do it. But we should be aware of the circumstances that result. It is not a sign of being clever or quick-witted. It is an acceptance of risk and a trade-off of time and awareness.