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The Myth of Multitasking

Let’s start with the facts: 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.

During this process of task switching, our brain rapidly moves from one task to another and back again. These constant interruptions bring on higher levels of stress which not only damage your brain but also affect your productivity.

Multitasking makes you less productive ➡ More Priorities = Less Productivity

Studies have found that multitasking reduces your productivity by 40%.

The thing is...How many priorities do you have in an average day? Three? Maybe four? Sure, you can do two or three things at once, you do it every day. But what you can’t do, is actually concentrate on multiple things at the same time. That is exactly when task switching disturbs also our concentration.

To multitask or to single task, that is the question. In comparison to single-tasking, multitasking offers mediocre results. Then what you should do, is decide what’s most important today and do it...the rest is secondary.

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