It seems that everyone’s day is becoming filled with more and more things to do, and in turn, our time to finish what we want is getting harder and harder. Enter multitasking. People have been multitasking for as long as they were born. Breathing and looking out at the world is a form of multitasking. Being able to multitask in order get multiple things done is both efficient and necessary.
Unfortunately, the very act of multitasking can spread out the focus, leaving each job you’re doing to be sub-par. This is why it’s important to try and learn how to multitask effectively, without hindering the finished work.
Just because you are doing two or more things at one time, doesn’t mean you can handle what it is you are doing. In order to get an idea as to whether you can handle what you’re doing, try doing one job at a time. Check off what’s important from what’s not and list them in your personalised diary.The next time, add another job or task and see if you can manage the same quality as before. If you can, great. You may find, though, that it may take a little bit longer to do than if you were to do one job at a time. It doesn’t matter as long as the time it takes to do both jobs (when done independently) are added up that it still takes more time then when you were doing both jobs at the same time.
In order to prep yourself to handle multitasking, you have to be calm and anxiety free. This is important because when your anxiety is high, your blood pressure rises making your hands twitch a bit more and your coordination becomes inferior. It’s hard to quickly organize your thoughts and handle incoming demands or services. When this happens, you effectively lose all the reasons how multitasking can help. That’s key. Making sure you can keep a cool head when the stress of doing several things builds up.
Meditating beforehand or taking deep breaths before, during, and after will help keep your nerves down as well as give you the necessary oxygen to combat anxiety. If you can master this, you’ll find that multitasking is a learning process, and you’ll get better at it.
You can take look at famous movies and novels in which a character is able figure out what to do in tough times, while the supporting characters whine and ask what they should do. You’ll see it’s because the main character is keeping a level head and not worrying about things he cannot change but thinking of ways to give him an edge in the situation at hand. This type of thinking will go a long way in the working world. As you multitask, you’ll see that you will be able to think of ways to further expedite the process of doing your jobs/tasks.
Remember, it’s important to not try and multitask when you cannot do more than one thing at a time efficiently. If you cannot, don’t bother. If you can, try and find ways to improve upon it. Too many people find they can do something and then get in a habit of repeating it over and over. If you can manage to speed it up even more, you’ll be maximizing how you multitask. It’s essential for growth of character and growth of business. The important thing to keep in mind is that of calm assurance that you’ll be able to get the things you want done. Don’t get caught up on problems or issues, and let yourself naturally complete what you want to do. That’s all there is to it – and the best part is, anyone can always become a better multitasker.