A lot of experts tell us that batching increases productivity, but my experience is that it often leads to procrastinating, in this episode I explain why.
In last week's episode Stress Less, Do More Blaine was talking about single tasking, multi tasking and batch tasking.
The advantages that batching can offer are:
- batching decreases procrastination (... they say)
- increases our creativity
- decreases distraction
- boosts productivity
- saves us time
- and it cuts down stress
All good things, but it has never really worked that well for me. It reminds me of a blog post that I wrote way back 7 years ago in August 2015 called "Are you batching or procrastinating" because there is a risk that instead of batching we start procrastinating.
So in this episode I talk about why I say you might end up procrastinating instead of batch tasking (batching) if you are not careful, intentional, and disciplined.
What you'll discover in this episode
- What is batching?
- What are the benefits of batching?
- Why I say batching can lead to procrastination and what to do instead.
- Check out my blog post from 2015: Are you batching or procrastinating
- If you want to know more about my background check out my about page
- Check out the eBook From Chaos to Peace - a simple program to clear your clutter and change your life that I co-authored with my friend Vicki McLeod