Like most things in life, multitasking is a learned skill. It requires regular practice for you to get the hand of it. And this is done by following these simple and effective ways.


Keep a to-do list:  

When you have a readymade list in front of you, it helps you tick off things that need to be done.  As always, schedule your tasks for the day. Finish the biggest task on hand. With that out of the way, you can work your way through the smaller tasks.



Take breaks:


It’s easy to get overwhelmed when you have a gigantic amount of work ahead. Take 5-minute short breaks between each task as soon as it’s completed. This helps you be less stressed, and focus on your next task effectively.



Club similar tasks together: 

If you’re constantly switching between two different and diverse tasks, there’s a good chance you’re unlikely to finish both tasks on time, and you will end up being flustered, and won’t get anything done.  



Handy multitask tools:

From extension numbers to a quotation figures, have a ready-made handy list, either printed on your cubicle or use desktop sticky notes for you to refer, or help someone in need. This will save you time and you can power on with the task at hand without any interruptions.



Keep your task list simple:


For you to be efficient write down what needs to be done. Then prioritise those tasks from the most to least important, and then narrow down the list to no more than 5 items. The rest can be delegated or scheduled for the coming week.