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5 Reasons Why You Should Kick Multitasking To The Curb

Do you believe that multitasking is the solution to all your problems? If you said yes then I'm sorry to break it to you, but multitasking may just be the underlying issue for your problems.

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1. Your well-being could be in danger

Multitasking may be detrimental when it comes to doing too many complex tasks. Eating and walking at the same time are easy to do because they are natural tasks. However, when it comes to more complicated tasks such as texting and driving, the brain gets overwhelmed and can't focus on both, thus leading to fatal car accidents.

2. Your brain can't do difficult tasks simultaneously

Worrying about a single task at a time causes you to make less mistakes. When you have to stop one task to start another, and then stop again to continue the initial task, it actually ends up taking you more time to switch your attention and refocus.

3. It stops you from living in the moment

Our brains get pleasure from seeking new information found inside our cellphones. However, this encourages multitasking which distracts us from the world around us. Set your phone on silent to prevent distractions when focusing on a single task.

4. It's not as efficient as you think

Your brains get overwhelmed when you try to do too many things at the same time. Setting time limits for each task and completing them one by one is proven to be more efficient by being faster while burning less energy.

5. You will retain less information

A study shows that multitasking can lower your IQ and overall efficiency. If you multitask during cognitive duties, you can experience an IQ level of a child or someone who is sleep deprived.

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