Multitasking: Your boss loves it. Women are apparently great at it. And overall, it’s seen as a plus.
But if your plate is so full that you feel like your running on fumes and your brain’s about to explode, then maybe it’s time to start taking smaller bites.
Researchers Kelvin Lui and Alan Wong at the Chinese University of Hong Kong came to the conclusion that “when you switch away from a primary task to do something else, you’re increasing the time it takes to finish that task by an average of 25%.” Also the bars of your internal battery are disappearing faster.
So rather than being a good multitasker, break your time into chunks. Then spend 20-40 minutes on just one thing on your “to do” list. You’ll probably find your day more interesting.