Nowadays, non-multitasks are considered to be super lazy people. We usually tend to do many things at one time, such as texting while watching TV or talking to someone…
However, according to scientists, this obsession of handling everything at one time is causing serious brain problems, including stress and rage for adults and several issues for children, such as autism.
Although we think that we are achieving lots of tasks at the same time, yet medical researchers have revealed completely the opposite. When we watch the brain activity of a multitask person, we do not see the full focus and efficiency performed on all tasks. In other words, our brain cannot focus on all the tasks in equally good performance. When we ask our brain to do more than two or three things at a time, we are asking it to do more effort than the effort needed to complete one job after the other.
Studies were performed on volunteers whose brains were scanned during their multitasking. Results have shown that when our brain is given the order to do several things at a time, it really focuses on maximum two things.
This means that our brain works non-efficiently on the tasks. It moves from one to another, without performing its best on each of them. However, the problem gets worse when we do the effort to focus on the two tasks; the processing capacity of the brain will become overloaded in that case.
It is then very important to mono-task in order to keep efficiency and achieve the best results for everything we do. However, if we have to multi-task, we should be careful of the below:
- Afternoon multi-tasking is not good at all. Our brains are mostly tired in the afternoon; after lunch, after the whole day at work and after several exhausting things it has suffered from during the day. Scientists are trying to invent products that could detect the perfect time for our brain to multi-task.
- Meditation is really helpful. It really helps our brains to focus and to preserve our memories. According to studies, meditation is really essential for our brains because it helps them to be careful to every detail, and therefore be able to use the reserved power for multi-tasking.
- As in everything in our lives, practicing is very essential. One can use small tasks to practice multi-tasking. Easy jobs can help us improve our multi-tasking skills.