With so many gadgets and applications at your disposal, multi-tasking has been made easier, and more people are subscribing to multi-tasking. However, doing so many things at the same time is not as effective as doing one thing at a time – single tasking.
According to research, only about 2% of people can effectively multitask. The rest tend to be less productive when they multitask because the mind is programmed to think about one thing at a time.
When you say you are multi-tasking, what you’re actually doing is switching from one chore to the next and back again. How productive is that compared to what you perceive multi-taking to be? It’s more like a merry-go-round time killer.
Multitasking results to 50 percent less efficiency compared to tackling each task after another. Multitasking can also decrease the accuracy of certain tasks because when you shift from one task to another, the brain needs time to change focus.
Multiple tasking can lead to a waste of time and can cause stress and migraine. Also, multi-taskers are more likely to develop time management issues and short attention span at the long run.
On the other hand, single tasking has been proven to be more efficient than multi-tasking. It allows you to stay focused and achieve every task within the shortest possible time.
As a way to encourage more people to accomplish one task at a time before moving on to the next, Single Tasking Day is celebrated worldwide every February 22nd. You can join in this celebration by handling one task at a time.
How to Celebrate Single Tasking Day
- Make a list of all the things you want to accomplish today and go down the list one at a time.
- Cut off all distractions; put your phone on silence, log off social media and get that work done.
Have a stress-less