For the serial task-jumper …

You know how I’m always on about how unproductive it is to multi-task, or to switch from task to task before they’ve been competed?

I’m also a fan of working with your personality, so here’s something you can try if you really love the variety of multi-tasking but know it’s not getting stuff finished.

Choose 2 or 3 jobs that you want to finish by the end of the day; no more than 3.

Now, allow yourself to jump (as infrequently as you can manage) from task to task, but NEVER deviating from those original 3 projects.

You should find you enjoy your day more AND get stuff done!

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  1. Hi Rebecca,

    I think you wrote this one for me. I have what my daughter calls “Mum days”.
    These are when i set out to do the washing, on the way to collect it I see I haven’t finished the washing up. I run the water and wash the items waiting in the sink and turn to collect the saucepan from the stove and see it has been spattered from last night’s dinner. I spray the stove and wipe it over. While putting the spray in the cupboard I see the compost bin has not been emptied. I take it out to the garden and see a few weeds in the vegetable patch….. you know what I mean.
    I know this is not an organised way to behave – I must point out it’s not my everyday habit – but often gets most tasks done by the end of the day.

    Thanks for your wonderful hints.
    Kind regards,

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