Multitask the Right Way - Selena Tramayne, Ph.D.

Multitask the Right Way

By Selena Tramayne | productivity

Multitask the right way

You probably know that trying to multitask doesn’t work for most people. Our brains just don’t work that way.

Instead of doing tasks simultaneously, our brains switch tasks quickly. Each time this happens it takes a bit more energy and decreases how efficient we are.

That’s for doing two or more mental tasks at once.

Like…

  • Working and listening to music with lyrics
  • Driving and talking on the phone
  • Reading a text or email while meeting with your team

Psychology Today has an interesting test you can take that proves this point. It was originally developed by a group based in Denmark.

However, there is a way to multitask that maximizes productivity and fun.

It’s all about combining something physical with something mental.

Here are a few examples…

  • Listening to podcasts (mental) while running (physical)
  • Listening to a really juicy audiobook (mental) while cleaning your home (physical)
  • Talking with a friend (mental) while going for a walk (physical)
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    Listening to a fun kids novel (mental) while doing crafts with your kids (physical)

This is the only form of multitasking that makes sense and has worked for me.

Do you agree? Do you have other examples of multitasking that do work for you? Let me know in the comments below...

P.S. Is there someone in your life who could benefit from multitasking the right way?

Why not share this with them?


About the Author

Selena Tramayne, Ph.D. is the founder of The Tramayne Group, which provides programs and coaching services to benefit new and emerging coaches. She runs online masterminds and group coaching, as well as provides one-on-one consulting to amazing coaches who want to take their business to the next level. When not working in and on her business, she can be found hiking, mountain biking, and going on bliss walks near her home in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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