Follow these 4 simple tips and get your list done like a pro.
Don’t try to learn. Not ever mind you, just not when you’re trying to do more than one thing at once. Research shows that if you try to master something while splitting your attention, brain activity switches regions—from memory building to short-term habit making. Better to multitask what you want to execute, rather than absorb, and choose jobs where mistakes won't matter.
Pair up different kinds of tasks. Similarities make multitasking harder according to experts. It’s best to try to match projects with different modalities—like reviewing a report while on the stationary bike.
Prioritize. Focusing on each task's relative importance allows you to allocate your resources for maximum efficiency.
Make one job routine. Researchers believe that if you repeat a set of skills over and over in exactly the same order and way, you will get noticeably better. Try to make at least one task something you do all the time. This allows you to fit the others into an already established pattern.