personal development

The Dark Side Of Multitasking, According To Research

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“Until we can manage time, we can manage nothing else.”- Peter Drucker

Happiness comes from doing what is in front of us. We try to multitask ourselves, but it is hard to do. We think we are ready for it, “but research has shown that our brains are not nearly as good at handling multiple tasks as we like to think they are.”

If you really want to enjoy your life, if you want to enjoy your work, focus on one thing at a time. Don’t listen to those who brag about how good they are at doing one trillion things at the same time. They are just bragging! Just bragging!

You are supposed to enjoy what you are doing, right? But if you engage yourself in multiple tasks at the same time, you are reducing the fun that comes from your work. If you are not enjoying your work, think about it. Ask yourself, “Is this job the right one for me?” If not, find a way to make it better. If you can’t make it better, it is time to move forward.

Doing multiple things at the same time is good, but not for everyone. Some people are good at it, others not. If you are not one of them, don’t do it. If you want to enjoy your work, focus on what is right in front of you.