Don’t Multitask

Multi-tasking is so over-rated. In fact, its effectiveness is a primarily a myth. There is a reason why heart surgeons and bank tellers do not multi-task, just as there is a reason why you shouldn’t text and drive. People who talk with their hands shouldn’t talk and drive, but that’s a story for another day. Many important tasks cannot be done with true multi-tasking. While there are a few exceptions, the majority of work should receive all of your focus. Don’t distract yourself by attempting to do multiple things simultaneously. It usually doesn’t work. Oftentimes, folks are not truly multi-tasking. Rather, they are continually switching back and forth between two or more tasks, not fully focusing on any of them.  Experts say that when someone is interrupted, it takes that person an average of six minutes to get fully back up to speed on the original task. So with multi-tasking, you never hit your full productivity stride or focus. You are intentionally interrupting yourself and lessening how much you can accomplish in your day. Instead of attempting to multi-task, develop better time management skills by placing your full effort and focus on a single task at a time, moving on once you finish each job.

You have a choice, and the choice is yours.

Bryan Cooper

Financial Life Coach

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Keywords: Balance, Change, Goals, Goal Setting, Life, Life Balance, Miscellaneous, Personal, Priorities, Stress, Thoughts, Time, Time Management, Work, Uncategorized


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