Struggling with a heavy workload? Then meetings are the last thing you want to see on your calendar.
It was a challenge for me. No matter how hard I tried to concentrate, pending tasks were on my mind.
Trying to be efficient, I did some work during the meetings. I kept an ear on the conversation and thought I was being slick.
But it was like doing a crossword puzzle while watching a ball game. In my head, I was multitasking. But the reality?
I was missing all the action.
Instead of a mad productivity hack, I just found a new way of being mediocre at both.
Want to hear the worst part?
Because I missed out on valuable info, the meetings had to last longer. Obviously, this slowed me down even more. I had to rewind and watch the whole game again.
Now I know it's better to prioritize tasks and give my full attention to each one separately. This way, I can tackle my work with more focus.