Nowadays, everyday life of each of us has become more busy, than it was 10 or 20 years ago. I am sure, that at least once in a week you thought that it would be great to have more than 24 hours in a day. Unfortunately, it is impossible and it will never going to happen. As a result, we have to complete multiple tasks at once. Some of us got used to such a mode of life, but what if you got tired of all those things you need to do? We have collected some useful tips, which will help you to multitask successfully and be on time with all your business.
One of the most important tips is not to be in a hurry. You may be surprised, but it is the truth. When you are doing something in a hurry, the quality of the process itself is suffering. So, if you do not want to perform work of poor quality, it is better to act coherently and wisely.
Plan your day. If it is necessary, you can write down the things you need to do during the day in the most favorable order. For example, if the shop you are going to visit is next to the laundry, then do both of these tasks at once. It will save your time and energy.
Do not be shy to use as many gadgets and electronic devices as you need. Nowadays, the technological process gave us an opportunity to get help of gadgets, so use it!
Set up the priorities correctly, starting from the most important once, ending up with those which are not that significant.
Be coherent in your plans and actions. Do not be too impulsive and never change your decisions.
Do physical exercises. Even if it is difficult, try to find some time for GYM or a football game with your friends. Physical activities help to concentrate better.
Eat healthy food, and keep to a good diet, balanced with vitamins, in order for your brain to get enough “fuel” to work.
Do not panic if you have too many mails and messages you should reply to. Just focus and filter them, starting to answer from the most important ones and then further. Do not distract your attention and you will be surprised how fast you will answer all the letters.
It is very important to know why are you multitasking for. You should have a goal and love the things you do. In this case everything will be quite easy for you.
If you are worried that you will not manage to cope with all the tasks during the working day, get up earlier and start completing the tasks.
If it is difficult for you to focus on a couple of tasks at once, try to complete them in turn, and very soon you will learn how to combine them.
During the complicated day, when you have too many tasks to complete, you should have some breaks for your brain. It is very important, because without a couple of minutes of relaxation during the day, your brain can explode.
If you feel that multitasking is tiring and stressful for you, try to slow down the process. It will help you to calm down a bit and gather some strength.
If you know that there are some tasks, that can be performed simultaneously with others, then you should pay attention to this task only, as the quality of the process mostly depends on your attention.
You should practice multitasking. For example, start with cleaning of your house. Try to vacuum the room and speak on the phone at the same time. Next time add cooking to this process. For example, while vacuuming the room and speaking on the phone, you can put a chicken into the oven, and the meal will be cooked during the process of the cleaning.
Always consider the time you have when completing your tasks. In order not to be in a hurry, you should be calm when completing all of them.
Be sure in your powers and opportunities. Imagine that you are the only person you can rely upon, and promise yourself that you will complete all the tasks under any circumstances.
Do not be afraid to ask for help. Nobody cancelled segregation of duties in the family, so in case if you have a great support team (husband/wife, kids, etc.), let them help you. It is also a multitasking, as you will have to give directions. Being a good commander and a family member and the commander is also multitasking practice.