Stop pretending you're good at multitasking

“You can do two things at once, but you can't focus effectively on two things at once” – Gary Keller

Let’s face it, we suck at multitasking. Yet, we have so much to do we trick ourselves into believing we’re more productive if we multitask. We think we’re able to perform multiple tasks at the same time but in fact we’re not as our brain is just switching tasks. All we end up doing is achieving less, making more mistakes and feeling exhausted.

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Stop trying to do multiple things at the same time

If I was to ask you to juggle some objects then most of you might respond as either being good or not good at juggling but would try to anyway. If I said the objects were chainsaws then very few (hopefully no one or unless you are the Amazing Johnathan!!!) would try it at all. And this is where juggling is a little bit like multitasking.

It seems the norm for us is to try to do multiple things at the same time in the fast paced connected society we live in today. You know the examples we might be guilty of like messaging while walking, watching TV during dinner, using the iPad while watching TV etc.

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