Many people (especially perfectionists) feel like they’re being more productive when they attempt to do multiple tasks at once. This week, Shannon and Janine discuss why the opposite is true.
Discussion topics include:
The alluring temptation of multitasking
- That most multitasking is not actually multitasking; it’s rapidly switching between single tasks
- Concurrent multitasking: activities that are possible to multitask
Body doubling and how it can help in organizing
The perils of driving while listening to podcasts
- Using ScreenTime on the iPhone to limit the distraction of technology
Practicing being mindful as a way to combat multitasking
Using a timer to stay focused
How multitasking lowers your IQ (says a study)
The truth about multitasking: You think you’re being productive and you aren’t!
- An article referencing the study about how multitasking lowers your IQ
- A deep dive on mindfulness as a strategy for reducing multitasking
- An interview with organizer Debbie Rosemont on why multitasking makes you less efficient
- Favorite apps to help you focus: Screen Time and Do Not Disturb while Driving on the iPhone; Insight Timer meditation app