I just dropped my iPhone in my soup. I think it might be time to tone down the multitasking.. – Emma Watson
Say Hello to Unitasking!
Multitasking became popular around two decades ago, making unitasking a thing of the past. However, with recent studies proving that multitasking isn’t as beneficial as what most of us think, more people are now going back to unitasking, that is focusing on one task at a time.
Quick Unitasking Tips You Might Want to Try Today
The following unitasking tips may prove helpful if you find yourself drowning in tasks, not knowing which to focus on first.
1. Clean your workspace.
A clear workspace also promotes a clearer mind, making you more focused on the task at hand. When your desk is full of clutter, your mind tends to focus on what you should do about the clutter. So keep those papers, pens, and other things out of your workspace so you can have more space for the important things in your mind, too.
2. Clear your desktop as well.
Sort those folders out and try to reorganize your folders. Also, you might want to put your downloads in a separate folder to avoid desktop clutter. In addition, choose a mentally calming photograph as your background.
3. Avoid giving in to the temptation of opening other programs in your computer.
It could be very tempting at times to check your email while working on a project. Or checking how many likes your recently uploaded Instagram photo has received. When unitasking, consider doing unnecessary online activities after you are done with the most important tasks of the day. How about setting a time of the day to check your email, social media accounts, favorite websites, etc?
There are still a lot of ways to unitask your way to increased productivity and creativity. Tell us about your unitasking strategies in the comments below!