Here’s my confession: I multi-task a lot. I know, there have been studies that show you cannot multi-task efficiently, but you can. You just have to do it the right way.
I’ve learned that the best way to multi-task is to pair a passive activity with something that requires you to think.
For example, when I am running (active), then I will listen to a podcast (passive). Other examples might be watching television (passive) with cross-stitching (active), scrapbooking (active) with YouTube videos (passive), or sitting at the pool during my children’s swim lessons (passive) and reading on the Kindle (active), playing with my kids (active or passive, depending on the situation!) and dusting the playroom (active or passive, depending on the situation!)
This allows me to squeeze a bit more time and usually it’s something I enjoy doing. Like, if my husband decides to park in front of the television in the evenings, then I will work on a sewing project so that I can be “with him” without feeling like I’ve abandoned all my other pursuits or interests.