This is surely a title we’ve all either worn or wanted to wear at some stage in our lives. Today’s the day the desirability to wear this particular crown changes.
And here’s why.
3 reasons that multitasking is ineffective and can even be risky –
1. It’s stressful
…not only during the multitasking – which has been shown to increase our blood pressure – https://www.researchgate.net/publication/236977717_The_Multitasking_Framework_The_Effects_of_Increasing_Workload_on_Acute_Psychobiological_Stress_Reactivity
-it’s also later; when we deal with the after-math of half-finished or rushed tasks.
2. Things take longer to do
You know how once we get on a roll with doing a specific thing – like preparing a meal, then we get in the groove and it feels almost effortless?
Interestingly, switching our brains from one thing to another means it takes longer to do any of them than it would do if we focused on one thing and finished it.
3.Getting distracted from important items
So really; we’re not doing more than one thing at once – we’re simply swapping tasks. And as this link shows – this can be taken to the extreme, and even be a life-hazard –
Take away – If your goal is to get more done, in less time, with a smile on your face and a steady heart rate, then ‘one step at a time’ is just the ticket.
Feel up to the challenge?
Trial this with one thing you normally do whilst juggling other things – like checking your cell phone at the traffic lights whilst driving, or watching a program whilst you’re making dinner. See how you go with focusing on that one task for 3 days straight and see what happens. Message me what you find; I’m curious…firstname.lastname@example.org
Fi Jamieson-Folland D.O., I.N.H.C., is The LifeStyle Aligner, with over 27 years experience in Europe, Asia and New Zealand as a qualified Osteopath, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, educator, writer, certified raw vegan gluten-free chef, speaker, health mentor and Health Brand Ambassador.