MIND FULL OR MINDFUL ?
The more we try to do at once, the less effective we are.
But we multitask because with the enormous flow of information we are exposed to today , it’s hard to avoid. And by tackling various things at once we get a false sence of accomplishment as the reward mechanism in our brain is activated. But we are missing out on quality, and now science and research is backing that up. What multitasking really does, is spliting our focus, causes hightened mental stress and ruins memory. The tricky part? At the same time we also get a dopamine rush which feels great, hence we open another tab.
Close the tab, pay attention: Complete one task at a time and do a good job. Focus, take in all the info you need to deal with a project and dodge the distractions coming to you from every angle. Finish what you are up to, take a moment to pause and move on to the next thing that needs to be done. Check your messages/phone/very important meaningless notifications when you are done. Easier said than done. I’ve checked my e-mails 4 times while writing this.But it’s a learning curve and it’s definitely worth a try.
Are you ready to monotask?