Multitasking = Piling on the work to the point of exhaustion?! 

No! It’s about training the brain to channel energy and to actually mentally slow down to accomplish more in less time.

Practice how to multitask

Look at all the things you do in a day. Pick a few routine tasks to start with. As you master doing multiple routine things, then move on to slightly more difficult tasks. Gradually work up to the number of tasks you normally do.

Take a brain break

Not just during the regular break, but turn off your mind as you walk to the water cooler or restroom, too. Give your mind some kind of total break from the workday tasks.

Shift multitasking to single-tasking

The human brain uses more energy than any other part of the body! As such, it needs constant replenishment. Rest is one of the key components to increasing personal energy and productivity.

Every two to three hours, stop multitasking and allow yourself to do just one thing for fifteen to twenty minutes. 

The first published use of the word “multitask” appeared in an IBM paper describing the capabilities of the IBM System/360 in 1965. The term has since been applied to human tasks.