by Mary Wolken, PhD.
Last night, I was walking in the park with my dog and husband enjoying the pond, the night and the trees and saw the strangest creatures I’ve ever seen. They were unlike others I’d seen before in the park. Human zombies looking for a fictional figure.
Their shapes were human, but their behavior was “unpark” like. Humans walking with others, however there was no communication with the other human like bodies they were with. The only focus of these creatures was to the lite up devices in their palms. They seem to have no awareness of where they are or the others with them. Their reason for moving around a beautiful pond with ducks and lite up fountain seem lost. There was no focus on enjoying nature, or nurture. They could have been at home or under the sea it wouldn’t have mattered. They were multi-tasking. That was their chosen “world” to move in.
Multi-tasking is our new way of life
Multi-taking is a curable disease. However, the deeper the addiction to multitasking – enjoying the moment.
The benefits of multitasking are few. Scientific research shows an inverse correlation between quality of work completed and multi-tasking.
“These stats from Statistic Brain paint a picture of how difficult it is to stay focused:
Average person’s attention span: 8 seconds
A goldfish’s average attention span: 9 seconds
The average office worker checks their inbox an average of 30 times per hour” *
Tip for the Super Achiever
Remember: The mind can only successfully do one thing well at a time without adding more stress to your mind and body. Stay focused.
To increase productivity : Create a check list. Set up a scheduled time to focus on one activity at a time. Devote all of your attention to the task. You will accomplish more in less time and decrease your tiredness, confusion and overwhelm.
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Image credit: the healthylivingcenter.com
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