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Call it rapid-tasking—it’s not doing too much at once, but switching between tasks, priorities, and work modes far too quickly. Heavily scheduled-out writer Amber Singleton Riviere learned to avoid utter chaos and burn-out by implementing more and better buffers.
Without giving yourself time to stop, think, and prepare for your next task, you are, at some point, no longer working—just reacting. Make a conscious decision to implement breaks. Short bursts of doing nothing but thinking.