The Get-More-Done-at-Work Guide
Sometimes, multitasking works. Other times, it's a counter-productive way to avoid boring or overwhelming tasks that leads to more stress and missed deadlines. Learn how one executive began using meditation and ADHD-friendly prioritizing strategies to boost her productivity — calmly.
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I am in awe of how relatable I find Alexia’s circumstances. I need to find out what that software is that blocks the internet! One of the most difficult hurdles I run into is when something “urgent” comes to my mind. I suddenly feel I truly am incapable of working on anything but the item that entered my mind, so I have to get that taken care of first. But typically, one of these “urgent” thoughts sparks another, and another, and another. Sometimes 3-4 hours will go by in what feels like 5 minutes, and I will find I have gotten a bunch of stuff done – none of which was actually important, nor related to my job. I am terrified I am going to get fired if I don’t better manage my time. SmartPhones and the Internet are terrible. It’s like if every time you tried to quit drinking, you had an open beer in your hand.
A girl in my office left on medical leave then quit. I have taken over her tasks which she barely did in the first place. Now I have 2 full time jobs but she is not being replaced. Your suggestions are helpful. Thank you. I am overwhelmed and can’t catch up. Two emails, Two daily “to do” lists, the Time Timer app on my phone and constant phone calls (95% of which I have to transfer by paging because the department which gets the majority of calls is too busy to answer, apparently). At least I like the people I work with and the customers! I learn from your site everyday. I don’t use Social Media but I read your site on my lunch break. And it makes me feel like I’m not alone.