1) Diane, I know you are good at doing many things at the same time and the English word for that is multitasking. But are you really multitasking or you are just putting in little efforts in many things at the same time. #DevelopYou 

2) Everything in life has the amount of time that can be invested in it for it to be phenomenal. Behavioral scientist say it requires 10000 hours before anyone can attain mastery in any field. That’s 10000 of deliberate and consistent practice. #DevelopYou

3) I know ladies have the ideology that they have the multitasking genes and they can do so many things at the same time. Well I wish they hadn’t bought into that lie. While you can do many things, you can’t do many things at the same time. Multitasking is a myth. #DevelopYou

4) For nearly all people, in nearly all situations, Multitasking is impossible. When we think we’re multitasking, most often we aren’t really doing two things at once – but instead, individual actions in rapid succession. We are built to work on one thing at a time. #DevelopYou 

5) The Neuroscience is clear: We are wired to be mono-taskers. One study found that just 2.5% of people are able to multitask effectively. And when the rest of us attempt to do two complex activities simultaneously, it is simply an illusion. #DevelopYou

6) I know what you’re thinking: Who cares? Multitasking. Mono-tasking. It’s all just semantics, right? Wrong. #DevelopYou

7) While we should strive to center on singular tasks, we have technological devices and resources that foster the multitasking myth. Smartphone in hand, earbuds in place, we feel empowered to tackle the day’s assignments all at once or to stay connected constantly. #DevelopYou

8) The concern among neuroscientists studying the workings of the brain is that our tendency to divide our attention, rather than focus, is hampering our ability to perform even simple tasks. #DevelopYou

9) Several studies have proposed that individuals who are heavy media multitasking adopt a style of attention control that favors parallel processing of multiple information sources over focus on one primary task. #DevelopYou
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10) A 1700s adage states: “There is time enough for everything in the course of the day, if you do but one thing at once. But there is not enough in the year, if you will do two things at a time.” In essence, the more we multitask the less we are able to accomplish, because we slowly lose our ability to focus enough to learn. #DevelopYou

11) Attention is essential to learning. If we attempt from an early age to multitask constantly, we do not practice how to tune out the rest of the world, to engage in deeper processing and learning. #DevelopYou 

12) Those who are mindful are able to do more than just pay attention; they do so on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally. This is perhaps the most advanced form of attentiveness, and it can result in decision-making made in a stress-free and less reactive environment. #DevelopYou 

13) To isolate out of the multitasking world brings many benefits, in all walks of life and in any setting, including the workplace. It certainly has been an essential aspect of our careers. #DevelopYou 

14) People assume that the skill of a surgeon is primarily in the steadiness and precision of his or her hands, and there is some truth to that. But the proficiency of surgery is the ability to single-mindedly focus on a single patient and complete a series of tasks, all in the pursuit of a given outcome that may take many hours to finish. #DevelopYou

15) Surgeons are not necessarily born with this ability to mono-task. They learn it — through hours and hours of surgery, over years and years of perfecting. And it can be quite pleasant. Many surgeons say that their most loved environment in the hospital is the operating room, despite the stress and risk inherent with the job. It is a place of isolation, a safe “home” from the multitasking world. #DevelopYou 

16) You need not be a surgeon to benefit from freeing yourself of the multitasking myth and choosing to mono-task. Whether driving on a long trip, organizing an event, tending a garden or filling an order, we unequivocally perform best one thing at a time. Try it. #DevelopYou 

17) So Diane, you see why I say multitasking is a myth. Even God didn’t create the world in one day though he can but he followed process. Stop trying to multitasking just do a task one at a time and develop mastery. You have too much energy to be wasting it on multitasking. #DevelopYou

18) Diane, remember the Chinese proverb “she who chases two rabbits catches none”. You will never give 120% when you multitask, you will just be doing enough to be good but you can’t be great while multitasking. Time to focus on your focus, leave distractions behind. #DevelopYou

19) You can keep living in your delusion that you can multitask or you can learn to do one thing at a time and become a master. It is now your choice to make but one thing is certain multitasking is a myth. #DevelopYou

20) just like the biblical injunction you cannot serve two masters so I like to say here and now Diane, you cannot multitask. Do what you must do and give it your 120% one task at a time, no multitasking. Your friend, Sir Alex #DevelopYou

21) Should you need help to quit multitasking and focusing on what you must do, then don’t hesitate to send a DM now or mail coachalex@twccresources.com.ng #DevelopYou

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Alex Osagie

I am a Counselor at Wisdom Counseling Centre - WCC I am a Coach/Poet/Writer at 663Academy. Mail Via: coachalex@twccresources.com.ng

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