A reader sent this below, in response to helping break multi-tasking.
“I had this same horrible habit at work, and what worked for me was starting a squirrel list (for those tasks that threaten to distract you like a dog after a squirrel). When I’m working on something, and think of something else I need to do, I add it to my squirrel list, then go back to what I was doing. When I’m finished with the original task, then I’ll tackle items from my squirrel list, one at a time. Plus, then I get to feel productive and cross tasks off a list!”
Simple and genius. I’ve been using this the past few weeks.
My squirrel list is separate from my regular to-do list. And I’m noticing that most of the stuff I jot down on there doesn’t need to be followed up on right away. Or, doesn’t need to be done at all!
Anyway, for those of you out there feeling scatter-brained during this week, try starting a squirrel list!
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Thanks to Camilla for sharing! Happy Monday, all! Have a great week 🙂
*Photo by Caleb Martin