Multitaskers Look Busy While Doing Many JObs Poorly.

Many believe they are great at multitasking. I hate to throw a wet blanket on your I get stuff done fairytale, but multitasking is a seductive, destructive myth. Let me explain.

Studies have proven our human minds can only fully focus on one thought at a time in other words multitasking is scientifically impossible.

But Art I can:

  • Peruse my social media and talk to my family at the same time.
  • Drive and text at the same time.
  • Cook, clean, help kids with homework and do the laundry at the same time.

You may think you are doing all those activities simultaneously at a high level, but you are fooling yourself. However, you’re not fooling those around you. Your spouse, kids, the car you rear-ended, and the white sock that is now pink, all know you are not fully engaged.

You are just good at shifting your attention from one thing to the next quickly without ever fully committing. Multishifting focus forces your mind to stop, start, stop and start every time you re-shift your focus. You are not saving time; you’re less efficient, you make mistakes, you are exhausted and stressed out.

Doing anything at a high level requires sustained, committed effort. Learn to commit to one task and do it with complete focus until finished beforemoving on to the next task.

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