Dr. Edward Hallowell, a Massachusetts based psychiatrist and author of "CrazyBusy" says in his book that multitasking is a "mythical activity in which people believe they can perform two or more tasks simultaneously."
In reality, our brains are not wired for multitasking. (It's a term that originated as computer jargon, and then transferred into workplace resumes.)
According to a study from University of California, when workers were interrupted by phone calls and emails, it took them 25 minutes to recover and return to their work.
Hallowell further says says that limiting multitasking is essential to our emotional and physical health. Just thinking about simultaneous work can make us feel overloaded.
Do one thing at a time and it will actually increase your productivity. And your single focus will help you learn easier and bring more creativity and wisdom to the task at hand.
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