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What are  ways, related to multitasking, with which to improve productivity?

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While it is true that we cannot truly concentrate on more than one task at once, there are still things that we can do that are “related to multitasking” that can make us more productive.

While we cannot concentrate on more than one thing at a time, it is also true that we have a very hard time doing even one thing in a sustained way for a long period of time.  We inevitably get distracted by things like stray thoughts running through our heads.   This can reduce our productivity even when we are trying to be as productive as possible on one task at a time.

One thing that we can do is to be receptive to these stray thoughts and to have a mechanism for using them productively.  For example, let us imagine that I am lesson planning for a government class I am teaching.  I cannot, at the same time, lesson plan for my history class.  That would be multi-tasking and I cannot really do both.  But what happens when something in my government...

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