I have found myself through the years seeking to be more efficient with my time in hopes to make myself more effective in what I do. Therefore, I have decided to go against the grain of common thought. Mono tasking is my new focus in efficiency.
I realize that this may fly in the face of common thought of the time management books. I believe that I can only focus on one thing at a time and still be effective.
I will keep making my lists of items to get done yet I will seek to drown out the buzz of email inbox ringtones and reminder items flashing at me so I can focus on the ONE THING.
What is your one thing you need to get done this next 30 minutes? Focus and get it done then move on to the next item. You might find yourself being more effective and more at peace.