There’s no harm in occasional multitasking,but constantly doing so limits your attention span, increases stress and makes it difficult for your brain to filter out irrelevant information. To make the most out of your time:
Single-task as much as possible.
List the things you need to accomplish that day.
Start with what’s most important and make your way down the list, one task at a time.
Multitasking adds stress and draws out the time needed to complete individual items on your to-do list. Instead, finish one task at a time. Prioritize and concentrate on what’s most important first . Working your way through the list will motivate you and give you a sense of accomplishment.
Multitasking slows us down as the brain is optimized to focus on one task at a time. Spreading our attention across multiple tasks becomes draining and leaves little energy for those tasks that matter most. Pay attention to what you're doing. Turn off any distractions that may take your mind elsewhere.
People who are regularly bombarded with several streams of electronic information cannot pay attention, recall information, or switch from one job to another as well as those who complete one task at a time. When you try to do two things at once, your brain lacks the capacity to perform both tasks successfully.
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