We all think we can do more than one thing at the same time – and we are wrong, we have just one brain and we can concentrate only on one thing at a time.
We can do multiple things at the same time – but not well, when we spread our attention between multiple things they all suffer.
Do one thing at a time and you’ll get more done – because it’s quicker to do two things one after the other then to do them in parallel, that is, if you have to do a good job, it’s quicker to do a really lousy job at two things in the same time.
You will also feel less stressed because trying to keep track of multiple things at the same time is difficult and stressful.
Just try it, you’ll be amazed what you can do when you can actually focus on one thing.
posted @ Monday, December 15, 2008 2:45 PM