I can’t multitask. I just can’t. Can you? Successfully?
When I try to do two things at the same time, I often find that it’s a fail. I either focus too much on one task, and it’s not accomplished to the best of my ability (because some of my head space is semi-focused on the other task). I can think about new ideas while scrolling through (and deleting) emails… there’s something about that practice that brings out new thinking (weird, right?). With that, there have been countless studies that demonstrate just how impossible multitasking is (go ahead, Google it… I’ll wait).
With that, we all get only twenty-four hours in a day, and our world keeps getting more and more complex.
Spouse, kids, work, family, friends, life… you name it. Everything keeps getting in the way. Show me a person who can do it all, and I’ll show you a person who spends a lot of time on a couch with a therapist or someone who is heavily medicated (or both). We fall behind. We claim … Read More