How do i get over my habit of procrastinating? Of putting things off? And what about a “parallel productivity” – when one task is delayed, but a lot of other things get done in between!
Usually the early hours are my best performing time slot. That equates to getting more done in less time.
Yesterday it began with editing images for a content write-up at 5:30 am
4/9 images done by 5:37 am
5:38 am to 5:56 am – i sent out three emails
5:57 am to 6:15 am – completed a blog post
[taskception – 6:00 am – answered the doorbell]
6:16 am to 6:45 am – prepared breakfast & supervised the house maid
6:46 am to 7:30 am – finished research on a pending article
7:30 am to 7:40 am – completed editing all 9/9 images
Total time taken – 2 hours 10 minutes
All this while i finished the “in-between” tasks at a faster rate because i had to “get back to editing images”.
For close to 7 years, I’ve maintained an hourly logbook mapping the time spent on every activity. On a regular, one-task-at-a-time day, i would finish all of the above in 3 hours 30 minutes
But not yesterday. I procrastinated one task to manage others. And surprisingly my productivity did not suffer.
How do you manage multi-tasking when needed? Or do you completely avoid it?