Multi-tasking is cool and I like to do it but I find myself having too many irons in the fire and that actually kills the joy of getting things accomplished. So here is some advice from the USAA folks for long term goals:
Do one thing at a time. Although you may very well want to tackle that last $1000 in debt and those last 10 pounds, don't try to do both at once, advises Princeton University's Sam Wang, co-author of Welcome to Your Brain: Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive and Other Puzzles of Everyday Life. Why? Because willpower is a limited resource. Your brain, he explains,can only be expected to focus intently on one goal at a time. So pick your battle, win it, and then move on to the next.