Curiously, despite the mounting scientific evidence that multitasking actually makes us less productive, we continue to treat it as an as aspirational trait. r
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The “40-hour week” has been getting longer for years. The average American works 47.5 hours per week – and that’s not even counting another 4.5 hours they spend catching up on extra work at home. These numbers are according to a study done by the National Sleep Foundation. No wonder, then, that we turn to things like multitasking in order to cheat the amount of time we have to spend at the office (or home office). r
Multitasking is the art of distracting yourself from things you don’t really want to do by doing many of them at once.
If you’re like most people, you think you’re getting a lot more done when you juggle a ton of to-do’s.
You’re not. r
If you find yourself rushing around with a packed schedule, glued to your phone or email (or both!), filling empty time slots with activities to keep you constantly moving, then not only do your fit the bill of a modern day urgency junkie, you are slowly killing your soul, draining your creative potential and taking years off your life. r