Unlike multitasking (juggling many jobs at the same time), today’s single task is becoming more and more imposed as something everyone needs. What exactly does that mean?
Reading books, being distracted by nature, or going for a walk without a mobile phone brings many joys because the brain is then free and open to creativity. However, science now shows that focusing on one task is much better for our brain.
What is a single task?
A Stanford study showed that those who try to do many things at once are less likely to benefit from what they consume. Moreover, their memory and attention span are not nearly as large as those that focus on a task.
Thatcher Wine, author of The Twelve Monotasks, talks about ways to slow down while doing more. From reading, to listening, to creating, to eating, and to sleeping, there is a whole science of being careful and careful in order to improve tasks. It focuses on research in psychology, neuroscience, and consciousness, and provides a roadmap for dealing with all the distractions we encounter during the day.
What are the benefits of doing a single task?
Mono-tasks help us to be more productive, less stressed, and more connected to other people. When we do more tasks, we also make mistakes, and the work itself takes longer. In addition, constantly performing a variety of tasks can lead to an overload of work. On the contrary, mono-tasking gives us pleasure, because at the same time we do one thing with full attention.
How do I get started on my own?
First, save your cell phones and keep them handy. Another thing is to take and determine for yourself, something that will develop the ability to focus every day, be it a 20-minute reading or a short walk. You do all this on your mobile and without any other hassle.
Read and … Multitasking: Do you do several things at once?
Technology plays an important role in the lives of all of us, it is fast, advanced and has many tasks. That’s what confuses the human brain: if phones and computers are set up to perform various tasks, why can’t we? However, people get frustrated and burdened when they can’t keep up with technology, and the sooner they realize it’s just a distraction, the sooner they can regain control of their attention to do what they want and need.
In this matter, parents may find themselves particularly overwhelmed with tasks and children, finding a balance between work and private life and personal time. What’s the best advice for slowing down when it seems impossible? Parents know that their children need them and want their attention. And you always have a choice with everything you do: do one thing with full attention (mono-task) or do more things with partial attention (multitasking).
Trainer: Tatjana Zoka
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