Instead of multitasking, monotasking may be a better way to keep all of your balls in the air successfully. Consider triaging and planning the tasks you want/need to accomplish. Prioritize the activities that require the most brain power and/or concentration or those that have a tight, hard deadline for early in the day. Save easier, brainless tasks, such as answering emails, for the end of your shift. Try breaking up your day into 30-minute increments with short breaks in between to enable you to reset and focus on a new task. These breaks also will help prevent exhaustion and burnout. Of course, some interruptions or quick, unexpected pivots to new projects or tasks are inevitable; but monotasking can help you be more efficient, disciplined, and productive overall. Read the full article.