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Fact Friday: Brainpower Decreases With Multitasking
January 15, 2010

Fact Friday: Brainpower Decreases With Multitasking

“Switching from task to task, you think you’re actually paying attention to everything around you at the same time. But you’re actually not,” says Earl Miller, a Picower professor of neuroscience at MIT in the article Think You’re Multitasking? Think Again by Jon Hamilton. In fact, a study published in NeuroImage found managing two mental tasks at once has been proven to reduce the brainpower available for either task … ”

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The Awful Truth Behind Multitasking | Avery.com | 2009

 
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GO Month Day 6: How to Stay Motivated

Go Month: How to Stay Motivated

*This post was updated November 3, 2015.

It’s only day six of Get Organized Month and life is still happening. Though your children may be back at school, you’re also back at work with all – or more – of your usual responsibilities. When life goes back to normal after the holidays, it’s easy to slip into “I’ll do it later” mode.  And, you might find it more difficult to stay motivated.
Whether your goals are to eat healthier, manage your time better, or have a less cluttered home/office/car, staying motivated can be a challenge. A certain pro organizer can relate as her home office is typically on her “to do” list … but more on that later.
Here are a few things you can do to keep the momentum going:

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Evernote as Problem Solver

Evernote As Problem Solver
 
You already know how much I like using Evernote. It’s a great tech tool that can help you manage a myriad of projects.
Well, it turns out that the nice folks over at Evernote like me, too! As part of the Evernote’s Summer to Unclutter series, they invited me (as well as a few other professional organizers) to write a guest blog post on how the application can help reduce clutter. Now, how you use Evernote and how I use it may differ, but the results will likely still the be same: greater productivity and less time spent searching for important information.

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