Multi-tasking is not good for you


Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Our brains are busier than ever before. We’re assaulted with facts, pseudo facts, jibber-jabber, and rumour, all posing as information. Trying to figure out what you need to know and what you can ignore is exhausting. At the same time, we are all doing more. Thirty years ago, travel agents made our airline and rail reservations, salespeople helped us find what we were looking for in shops, and professional typists or secretaries helped busy people with their correspondence. Now we do most of those things ourselves. We are doing the jobs of 10 different people while still trying to keep up with our lives, our children and parents, our friends, our careers, our hobbies, and our favourite TV shows. ….[READ]


One thought on “Multi-tasking is not good for you

  1. Reblogged this on The EndPoint Business Blog and commented:
    If you’re 40 and above the differences in how we lived and worked compared to today will be very significant to you. I can truly say we concentrated more and focused on tasks better in the past. These days all the various distractions and expectations for an immediate response can drive stress levels up. I miss the job-digital world. the irony is not lost on me, as I write this blog post on an iPhone and feel thrilled when my viewer stats improve.

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