Making an alternative choice is hard because we are neurologically wired to favor the default solution, even if it brings suboptimal results. As the complexity of a decision increases, so does our tendency to stick with the answer we know.
Experiment and find what works for you: Depending on where you fall on the introvert and extrovert spectrum, you may find that some of the above tips resonate more with you. Or, your mood may change depending on the day. Pick and choose from tips for both introverts and extroverts to find what suits you. Or, you could try them all out and see what works.
Block off time for reflection: You thrive on multitasking and checking things off your list, but that usually means you jump from task to task without reflecting on what you just accomplished. So, after a big milestone, block 20 or 30 minutes on your calendar to think through what worked, what didn’t work, and analyze results.