How many times a day to you shift focus - from email to phone to TV screen to text message to answering the door and back to email? We think we can multi-task and some people can just pick up where they left off without rework.
Does this concern you; does it make you anxious? Keeping track of distractions is a start and this author has some suggestions. Now, get back to that email!
How often do you have a day that leaves you feeling not only exhausted but also like you didn’t actually accomplish anything? If your answer is “always” or “very often,” you are not alone. In most professional jobs today, multitasking has become a coping strategy. We are constantly shifting our attention from trying to complete assignments and projects, tracking and responding to endless communications, and managing interruptions from colleagues and the office bustle.