Valerie Topete works in New York City as a bicycle courier. She was a freelancer for many years and stayed very busy. She still has a full schedule and often has to multitask to get everything done. If you work and have a lot on your plate, learning to multitask can help you get it all done. These tips can help.
One of the best things you can do when multitasking is to take action. It is easy to get caught up in planning and thinking and forget to actually do anything. While it is important to have a plan or idea of how to do things, it is also good to know when to stop planning and start doing. Once you take action you will start making progress and reduce the amount of things that need to be done.
One of the most important aspects of multitasking is learning how to prioritize the things you have to do. Certain things will be more important than others or need to be done first and if you are able to take the time to prioritize your tasks you will be able to get a lot more done in a shorter amount of time.
Multitasking is all about toggling between tasks. You need to decide which task needs your attention at the moment, which ones need to be done before you can move on to others and which ones can be done quickly. Toggling can take some time but once you get the hang of it, you will move through your projects much faster.
Many people get caught up with starting different tasks and working on each one for a short period of time before moving onto the next and forget to finish each project. If you are going to multitask, the point is to get as many things done as possible and that means you need to focus on not just doing but also finishing each task.
It can be easy to put one task off or several tasks off in order to work on the ones you would prefer to do first or think are the most important. While it is one thing to plan it is another to procrastinate. Make sure you do not put off any one project for too long.
Multitasking is a great skill for anyone to have. You never know when you will need to do more than one thing at a time and if you aren’t able to juggle multiple tasks at one time, you could fall behind and become overwhelmed. The above multitasking tips help Valerie Topete keep up with her demands and can help you no matter what kind of job you have.