Baby boomers will remember when the Personal Computer first came out in the 90s. The coolest thing ever was their ability to do multitasking. You could have more than window or program open and easily switch back and forth.
As PCs got smarter, as did our phones, medical science now tells us that multitasking is bad for us.
I’m a high-energy person. I do have trouble shutting off my brain to relax and fall asleep at night. Even praying becomes an instant to-do list in my head.
I found this infographic on Inc. It’s created by Fuse and they’re promoting video conferencing. Which, by the way, is the only way I do 1:1 coaching. I also do initial phone consults with everybody instead of meeting them for coffee somewhere. I use an online scheduler to manage my consults. Saves a ton of time and effort.
What caught my eye in the infographic on multitasking was:
- All the distractions and interruptions we have every day. Hence why I use a scheduler!
- 92% of workers admit they multitask during meetings. How annoying is it when you’re presenting something and people texting or checking emails. Is it really that urgent?
- The drop in productivity. Aren’t we multitasking to be more productive?
- It takes longer to accomplish a single task.
- We make more errors?
This is the first in a series of 3 articles on Multitasking, Focusing and Mindfulness.
If multitasking is leading you to anxiety and stress, Simply Smashing Rage Room will be opening soon in Tempe. It’s a place where you can go into a room by yourself or with friends and break stuff. You can release all your anger and frustrations!
About the Author:
Giselle Aguiar, founder of AZ Social Media Wiz is a social media, inbound and content marketing specialist & trainer helping small business owners learn how to leverage the power of social media marketing, increase traffic to their websites, generate leads, increase brand awareness and establish themselves as experts in their fields. She’s been doing Internet marketing since 1995. She manages the social media and content marketing for Simply Smashing Rage Room and other clients. Check out her social media marketing classes on YouTube.