Research has proven that the human brain is unable to multitask and give 100% to both tasks. This fact excludes most subconscious acts. In any event, here are a few more reasons why it is important to work on single tasking.
The world is full of people who proudly talk about how good they are at multitasking. Please note that there is a difference between multitasking and switching gears from one task to another effectively.
Multitasking, or trying to do two things at the same time, can lead to errors and suffering quality of performance. Sure, both tasks may get done but of what quality?
Multitasking can lead one to forget ever doing a task. Have you ever done something and later forgot that you did it?
Multitasking can add stress to your life. Surely it seems as if there is so much that requires doing, but prioritizing what items are most important can help be most effective.
Single tasking may also help you enjoy the moments that pass and make them more memorable. If you’re wondering why time passes you by so quickly, it could be because you’re taking on too much.
You know those days. You rush to do one thing after another while trying to keep all the balls in the air. It’s true, some days it seems this is necessary. As often as you can, slow down and work on one thing at a time. Your mind will love it, your body will love it, and the people around you will love it.
So slow down a bit. You’ve only got one life. Enjoy it. Try a little single tasking. Focus on only one thing at a time before moving on to the next thing.
You can check out these books that may help with minimizing things in life so you can slow down.