Multitasking reduces your efficiency and performance because your brain can only focus on one thing at a time. When you try to do two things at once, your brain lacks the capacity to perform both tasks successfully.
Research also shows that, in addition to slowing you down, multitasking lowers your IQ.
A study at the University of London found that participants who multitasked during cognitive tasks experienced IQ score declines that were similar to what they'd expect if they had smoked marijuana or stayed up all night. IQ drops of 15 points for multitasking men lowered their scores to the average range of an 8-year-old child.
Damn brains, wtf!
October always was a month either with big changes or significant situations. In October I moved to Switzerland, started volunteering at the LiLi Centre, started a new job, and moved to Luzern now - starting thinking that it's my transformational month.
October is also a month when I am starting buzzing with my business and all the projects. It gets really crowdy in my brain, so I was laughing out loud when I read that multitasking puts your IQ down. Like really? This is the least I need right now :D I need full support from my head box! LIKE HUMONGOUS support.
But the point of my thoughts is that weird how I get into that place of 'OMG I need to hustle'. It's always related to the impactful moments in my life when I feel financially vulnerable. It feels like I do not have plan B or my plan is way too slow when it needs to be released. Or I am the heck cheep :DDDD Anyways ... the point is I am on the road to being sustainable (hopefully) and independent (part of the reason I am single now) and multitasking was always the way to go. But I am starting to think that actually, it does not work as I am ending at the same corner of uncertainty and fear.
So, yeah... my little beast of multitasking needs to go away. I need to upgrade my Beast into a Humongous focused organised monster :DDDD
Do you have the same problems with multitasking? That at the end of the day you work so much, did a lot but results are small. Or we are just too judgmental of ourselves and do not give enough credit?
xoxo my beasts!