Multitasking is overrated

If you’re like many people, you spend most days multitasking. You’re probably so used to multitasking that you don’t even realise when you’re doing it. After all, it’s a skill many employers look for in their employees.

Many people believe multitasking saves them time. It’s actually better to focus though. Focusing lets you concentrate on one task or thought at a time, helping you create a better result for each task. 

If truth be known, many people like to multitask because they become bored working on one task at a time.

So why is multitasking bad?

1. You have to switch from task to task. This takes time for your mind to change into the right mindset for the new task and remember where you left off.

2. Multitasking leads to attention and memory loss. According to a study by Harvard Professor Clifford Nass, in findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, people who use online social media and other forms of...

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