Does multitasking really make you more productive?Your brain is wired to perform one task at a time. When you "multitask," your brain is actually switching between tasks, which increases fatigue and decreases efficiency and performance.
SCIENCE SAYS: Multitasking does not form a path to productivity. Forcing your mind to quickly, repeatedly switch back and forth between tasks exhausts the frontal lobe of your brain, slowing down abilities like movement, language and higher-level executive functions.
WAYS TO BEGIN:
- Reflect upon when and how you usually multitask, and the impact.
- Adjust your schedule and planning ways to prioritize focus time for important tasks.
- Being mindful and intentional: Single task to give your efforts the attention they deserve.
- Follow internal cues, like pausing to make notes when you have a spontaneous idea, and take periodic brain breaks to refresh and build stamina.