There is No Such Thing as Multitasking

I wanted to try something new! Watch my video above on multitasking, and then check out a few of these helpful resources for more information on the drawbacks to multitasking and how you can avoid the temptation.

The low down:

“There’s no such thing as multitasking.

As multiple studies have confirmed, true multitasking—doing more than one task at the same time—is a myth. People who think they can split their attention between multiple tasks at once aren’t actually getting more done. In fact, they’re doing less, getting more stressed out, and performing worse than those who single-task.” – Check out this excellent comprehensive article chock full of tips.

“Multitaskers often get addicted to this cycle of small-scale accomplishment (and usually executed at a suboptimal level) without realizing they are spending more time completing their work than if they had chosen to stick to one task.” – Check out these 3 myths about multitasking from Fast Company.

“The myth of multitasking is that it will make you more effective. In reality, remarkable focus is what makes the difference.” – Quote and graphic from this article by James Clear.

“What looks like multi-tasking is really switching back and forth between multiple tasks, which reduces productivity and mistakes by 50 percent.” Susan Cain

“Multi-tasking… The Art of Messing up Several Things at Once.”

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