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Last week we looked at the first four steps to creating balance in your work life, these being:


  1. Manage expectations and reduce perfectionism
  2. Break up big tasks and set manageable daily goals
  3. Do important and urgent tasks first and prioritize


This week we look at the last five steps to finding greater balance at work, including focusing on one thing at a time and tips to avoid procrastinating.


Step Four: Focus on one thing at a time


Many people believe that multi-tasking is more efficient however this is usually not the case. It can actually take twenty to forty percent longer to finish tasks when we multi-task compared to when we complete these same tasks sequentially. With this in mind it is worth focusing on one thing at a time wherever possible.