So Not True!

Never mind me being a female: I confess to being unable to multitask.

I most definitely do not like to start something, stop, start something else, stop, rush onto yet another activity, stop; then, go back to original activity all the while trying to remember where I left off and what needs to be done next.

Urghhh!!!!

Mind you, my inability to multitask may be due to my upbringing.

I can still hear my parents scolding me as a child: ‘If you are going to do something; do it well, or don’t bother doing it at all!’

Thankfully, with the passing of time, I have outgrown some of my impatience to realize that some tasks are worth my complete and undivided attention; especially, when I enjoy that sense of accomplishment of a job well done.

And thankfully, due to recent research, I no longer experience feelings of stress and anxiety at my inability (or enthusiasm) to multitask.

Recent research which in fact reveals that multitasking is a myth.

‘Multitasking, when it comes to paying attention, is a myth.
 The brain naturally focuses on concepts sequentially, one at a time.’

Brain Rules
Medina, J.
(2014) Pear Press

In other words: the brain processes ideas and activities listed on a ‘to do’ list one sequential step at a time.

So, if you are a fan of the concept of multitasking, for the sake of your brain’s well-being: please consider the benefits of giving your brain the time it needs to do what it does naturally.

Copyright uncapIdeas 2017

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