“It’s neuroscience that would say that our capacity to multitask is virtually nonexistent.”
When you multitask and move from project to project, your mind can’t pick up where it left off and has to take a few steps back. This is where the productivity loss is. Instead, when you focus on one task at a time, you devote all your energy and brainpower to it, and you will do a much better job.
Research indicates that the best way to solve a problem is to work hard on it, and if a solution can’t be found, to just let it go for a while. Do something that relaxes and distracts you, and your unconscious mind will help you find the solution.
Focus on one task at a time.
Take short pauses throughout your day.