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I’m a Multi-Tabber

I’m that person.

I’m a multi-tabber.

And that is a characteristic of my also being a multi-tasker.

I think that I use my right click more than the normal left. Maybe it is because I get distracted easily, but mostly I hate losing my spot on a page, so I open a new tab.

I’ve been caught red-handed by Josh for complaining about the speed of my internet, only to find that closing my 50 tabs quickly solves the problem. I think that I use the right click on my mouse just as much, if not more, than the left. I like to make sure that I’m not being directed away from whatever website I’m on. Do you know what I mean?

But, it’s a real problem. Multi-tasking is a dangerous game and usually leads to less productivity. Those tabs that I constantly open often get forgotten because I’ve opened SO MANY.

Whenever I complain about how slow my internet is running, I have to remind myself to double check the number of tabs I have open….and then miraculously everything runs smoother once I get rid of all 50 of them. Yeah, I’m that bad sometimes.

I definitely need to get back in the swing of prioritizing what I need to do and focusing my attention on that until it gets done. No more multi-tasking! Whenever I got crazy busy and needed help focusing, my mom gave me these tips that I still stand by.

1. Take a deep breathe.
2. Write down all the things you need to do.
3. Re-write the list in order of priority.
4. Ignoring all the other items on the list, start at the top with #1 and focus solely on that task.

While you could do this on any ole piece of paper, I got a system.

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Call me old fashioned, but I love my Franklin Planner. While I usually use my phone for planning as well, there is just something about a tangible planner that gives me such satisfaction checking things off my list.

The way that my planner pages are set up, I am able to list all my daily tasks and then prioritize using and “A, B, C” system – A’s being the most important daily tasks. I also have a daily layout for any appointments, calls, meetings as well as a spot for notes.

Let’s just say, I’m a big fan.

The options are truly endless when it comes to organizing my planner – sticky notes, bookmarks, stickers and tabs, oh my! My little organizer heart gets so happy!

Here are some of my favorites supplies to get you started!

 

Gold Planner Love Acrylic Words Gold Planner Love Washi Tape FranklinCovey Basics Leather Zipper Binder Gold Planner Love Sticker Sheets Paper Pen Set Gold Planner Love Magnet Clips “Vera Gold Planner Love Enamel Shapes

What are your organizational must-have’s?

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