Reducing Mental Effort – Part 5

Our series on reducing mental effort continues. Minimize context switching During a normal workday, it’s easy to begin new tasks without fully finishing previous tasks. Sometimes we do this for the sake of variety, but this can be a very inefficient approach. Each time you switch contexts, your mind has to release the previous context and load in a new context. Think of a context as all of the key ideas that link with the task at hand. It often takes 15-30 minutes to load in a new context well enough to feel like you’re in the flow of good productivity. Before you’ve loaded the relevant context, a new task tends to feel a bit alien or complicated, so you can’t work as fast. It’s like learning the contents of someone else’s kitchen when you’re staying in a new AirBnB. It takes a while to figure out where everything is. Once you’ve fully loaded in the new context though, you can work a lot faster. For this reason it’s wise to fully finish one type of task or project – or at least drive it as far as you can – before switching contexts. You have to balance this with your fatigue levels though because working in the same context for too many hours in a row may eventually lead to diminishing returns due to tiredness. So while it would likely be inefficient to work on 8 different types of projects in a day due to excessive context switching, it may also be suboptimal to only work on one project al...
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