BE­COME A MULTI-TASK­ING MAR­VEL

Use ev­ery minute of your time in the best way – with th­ese tips from women, and the Sim­ply Her team’s pick of prod­ucts that you can use in dif­fer­ent ways.

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“I’m metic­u­lous about record­ing all my tasks, ap­point­ments and dates on my phone cal­en­dar. That way, I don’t have to worry that I might for­get some­thing. I also stick post-it notes on my wal­let – where I won’t miss them – for re­ally im­por­tant things.” – May Poh, 44, sys­tems an­a­lyst

“I do what I call ‘the fiveminute things’ first. Th­ese are small tasks that take less than half an hour, like work­ing on my claims. Get­ting them out of the way al­lows me to fo­cus on more im­por­tant tasks. I also

give my­self a buf­fer for in­ter­rup­tions. If I need four hours for a task at work, I’ll add a day to the sched­ule so I can re­work it be­fore sub­mit­ting the

fi­nal copy.” – Deb­o­rah Nanayakara, 28, PR man­ager “My week­days are packed with school runs, work, my Post­grad­u­ate Diploma in Ed­u­ca­tion cor­re­spon­dence course, pre­par­ing lunch, and thrice-weekly touch train­ing

ses­sions (sim­i­lar to league rugby). Do­ing so many things means that not ev­ery­thing will meet my ex­pec­ta­tions, but I’ve learnt to let go and not

sweat the small stuff.” – Louise Lee, 28, teacher “I never let work and per­sonal time eat into each other. At work, I fo­cus wholly on work. When I teach zumba classes in the evenings, I fo­cus on that. At home, my time be­longs to my three kids. When they’re in bed, I fill out school forms, check their school­work, plan meals, and sched­ule ther­apy ses­sions for my mid­dle child – who is mildly autis­tic. I fo­cus on the task at hand.” – Eu­nice Lim, 39, mar­ket­ing man­ager “When I’ve many things to tackle at once, I change my mind­set to cope with, and even en­joy, the things I need to do. I of­ten have to take my dad to hos­pi­tal for his rou­tine eye check­ups or ferry my mum to her shop­ping. But I see it as a mean­ing­ful way to spend my time.” – Grace

Seet, 26, stu­dent “I use pock­ets of my time wisely. Dur­ing lunch breaks on Mon­days and Thurs­days,

I teach pole danc­ing; on Wed­nes­days and Fri­days, I run er­rands. Af­ter work, I head home to spend time with my two daugh­ters un­til their bed­time at 9pm. Then, I leave to train with my

fel­low pole-dance in­struc­tors.” – Valerie Teo,

39, mar­ket­ing man­ager “Be­sides work­ing, I study two nights a week. As I have no helper, I also look af­ter my daugh­ter and do

house­hold chores. But multi-task­ing doesn’t mean hav­ing to do ev­ery­thing my­self – there’s noth­ing wrong in ask­ing for help when I’m over­whelmed, so I can con­cen­trate on what I’m work­ing on.” – Polly Tan, 35, as­sis­tant man­ager

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