We’ve written about the costs of mulitasking before. How it slows you down, increases your error rate, and heightens your stress level.
With help from Overloaded Circuits by Harvard Business Review, following are three methods to improve focus–the antithesis of multitasking:
Move. A quick burst of aerobic exercise relieves stress and improves concentration by bathing the brain with oxygen and activating brain chemicals such as dopamine.
Socialize. To promote positive feelings, especially during highly stressful times, interact directly with someone you like at least every four to six hours.
Sleep. A good night’s sleep is like pushing the reset button in your brain. You should strive to get the amount of sleep required for you to wake up without an alarm.
Interested in sharing and adding more habits of focus to your workday? Join us for Multitasking 2.0: Insert More Focus into Your Day. Sponsored by Woman’s Network in Electronic Transactions (W-Net) and held at Chase Towers in Chicago on May 3 from 6-8 pm. Visit the W-Net website for more information and a registration link. This will be a fun event for both networking and learning new productivity tips.