Uni- tasking

I’ve been reading quite a few articles on productivity lately. One of the key things I’ve seen is that multitasking is a farce. Our brains haven’t evolved to doing multiple things at the same time. Study after study shows that multitasking reduces your brain’s ability to do things. Instead of focusing on one thing at a time, giving it 100%, you’re doing 2 or 3 things at 75%, or even lower! Yet, we live in a culture that praises us for juggling so many things, being workaholics, and getting as little sleep as possible.

Since yesterday, I’ve been trying to do things one thing at a time. And it. Is. Hard. But I am also learning at the same time. So there’s that.

Also, I’ve been using this wonderful little app called Headspace. It’s for meditation. I’m always frazzled all the time, and I think for the few days that I’ve had it it’s helped me tremendously.

Um. Later for now.

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