I’m not a fan of multi-tasking. Putting on mascara while driving or waiting at the light is not safe or smart. But multi-purpose activities are a great way to accomplish multiple goals in less time. Fitday.com calculates “vacuuming for 30 minutes burns about 90 calories, the same amount you’d burn in 15 minutes of kick boxing.” Getting housework done while burning calories makes sense in our busy lives.
Some other multi-purpose activities are listening to a book or educational material while driving. Combine rest with brainstorming by keeping a note-pad nearby when you shut your eyes. Combine social activities with task accomplishment by taking a class or cooking together with a friend.
Getting more done strategically and you really will get more done.