Single-tasking

Single-Tasking from practicalist.com

  • start work right away each morning
  • minimize interruptions, feed reading, chat/IM
  • maximize working on one thing at a time
  • use phone or in-person visit for roadblocks or
    questions (not chat)
  • send email anytime
  • check email only at 10am, 1pm, and 4pm
  • no email evenings or weekends
  • focus on 1-3 activities each day
  • log 1-3 updates each day
  • stop work at 6pm, no exceptions

This is ideal for some industries, like designers and creatives. This schedule was created to avoid interruptions & distractions.

How does this work for people in ministry? We’re taught that ministry is about the interruptions.

Ministry or not, how are you at single vs. multi-tasking? Is multi-tasking really that effective?

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