Multitasking is Killing Your Brain & Your Productivity — Stanford study shows

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Do you multitask?

The multitasking myth

We all do it: Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while eating, checking social media while in another conversation at lunch. In today’s society, doing just one thing at a time seems downright luxurious, even wasteful.

But chances are, you’re not doing yourself any favors by multitasking your way through the day. Stanford University study shows that it’s not nearly as efficient as we like to believe, and can even be harmful to our health.

Many of us pride ourselves on our ability to be able to carry out several jobs at once. More and more scientific evidence is, however, pointing towards a decline in efficiency when we try to take on too much.

So the next time you think about piling more on, step back and decide if you really need to add that task to the mix.

You’ll be happier (and more productive!).

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