This is Why Multi-Tasking Isn't All It's Cracked up to Be ...

Itโ€™s often quoted that women are better multi-taskers than men.

This is probably true but who has stopped to ask if thatโ€™s a good thing?

Being able to multi-task is generally thought of as a skill.

But do you achieve more by being able to juggle more balls in the air?

Letโ€™s have a closer look at multi-tasking:

1. Our Brains Only Switch from Task to Task

It has been categorically proven that our brains cannot multi-task.

They can do two very different tasks at one time, such as breathe and sweat, and you can do things such as walk and talk, but on a basic level you cannot multi-task in the manner you think you can.

It has been proven that our brains are actually good at skipping between one thing and another, but doing so does not improve your productivity.

Working on One Thing for a Small Amount of Time is More Productive