“There is enough time for everything in the course of a day if you do but one thing at once; but there is not time enough in the year if you will do two things at a time.” -- Lord Chesterfield
There was a study done recently. The conclusion of the study.
Using a blackberry decreases your productivity more than smoking pot.
People who multi task actually are less productive then people high on pot who focus on one task and one task only.
What can you do with this?
Get a count down timer from target or kmart or some place like that. Where you see the time going backwards to zero.
Then, set the timer for 30 minutes, and do nothing but one task for 30 minutes. No email, no phone calls, no nothing but that one task.
Then after 30 minutes, take a break, do whatever you want.
Then after a bit, set the timer for 30 minutes, and do it again. Maybe the same task, maybe a different task. But whatever it is, focus on one thing for 30 minutes again.
When you do this, you will be amazed at how productive you become.