Multitasking

Busy Mom’s Survival Guide Podcast Episode 040.
As busy moms, we often believe that we can be more productive if we multitask more.  But this is not necessarily true.  Multitasking is defined as “the performance of multiple tasks at one time.”    Because our brains are not wired to multitask, attempting to do so can actually make us more inefficient. 

Multitasking
 
I have found that the best way for me to multitask is to do two (or more) tasks at the same time that do not require thought.  During this podcast I discuss how I multitask and how the family multitasks so we are getting more done without becoming inefficient.
 

Listener Questions

Sara: I have twins (almost 4) and a little one (almost 2). I struggle with multitasking with them around, especially now that we are down to just one short nap in the afternoon. Trying to avoid TV but with such short attention spans I have a hard time keeping them entertained while I get my work done. We homeschool but even with little projects and play around that I sill am getting little done. I’d love some advice! LOVE the podcast, looking forward to new episodes!

Sarah: Multitasking- How do you make sure schoolwork is getting done on those days you have to be busy with business stuff? How do you prioritize the two?

Melody: How do you handle farm chores and juggling babies? I haven’t figured that one out yet.

 

What about you?  Do you try to multitask and find it doesn’t work well for you?  Or have you figured out some wonderful things that you can accomplish at the same time?  I’d love for you to share what’s working (and not working) for you.

Thanks for listening! Tune in next week for simplify and organize your holidays part 1.

 

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