Why Multitasking Is Worse Than Smoking Pot..

Seriously, stop multitasking right now because switching from task to task does NOT work.

In fact, it makes you dumber than dumb…

In a British study, it was found that constant interruptions such as checking your email, looking at facebook etc reduces productivity and leaves you feeling tired and lethargic.

The average IQ of those juggling their work and checking messages falls by 10 points, which is equivalent to missing a night’s sleep. In fact, it’s probably better to be stoned than to multitask, since smoking marijuana only decreases your IQ by about 4 points.

And men, you’d better take note: Women lose 5 IQ points while multitasking, while you lose a whopping 15 points.

So yup it’s true, women are much better at multitasking. (I always knew this was true :-)), However whatever sex you are, no one escapes the loss of productivity and brain power that comes with constantly being distracted.

If multitasking is so inefficient, then WHY do we do it?

It’s because we love distractions and we get a tiny jolt of dopamine every time we get pulled in a different direction. The problem is though, we don’t actually get anything properly completed in a decent enough timescale when we do.

But do you know what gives us an even BIGGER shot of dopamine? Getting stuff done and getting it done well. So shut down your email, switch off facebook, twitter etc and get to work…

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