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Multi-Tasking and The Soul

An article in the Harvard Business Review states the following about multi-tasking:

A study showed that people distracted by incoming email and phone calls saw a 10-point fall in their IQs. What’s the impact of a 10-point drop? The same as losing a night of sleep. More than twice the effect of smoking marijuana.  Doing several things at once is a trick we play on ourselves, thinking we’re getting more done. In reality, our productivity goes down by as much as 40%. We don’t actually multitask. We switch-task, rapidly shifting from one thing to another, interrupting ourselves unproductively, and losing time in the process.

This article is a fun and informative read.  Click here to read it in its entirety http://blogs.hbr.org/bregman/2010/05/how-and-why-to-stop-multitaski.html

I am writing a workbook on the Soul with the intention it will morph into a book after it has been “trial run.”  Today’s focus is Spaciousness.  Single-focused attention is one sure way to remove internal clutter and connect with inner Space.

Mucho Amor, Bonnie

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  1. as one who has definitely experienced the difference between supreme focus and dabbling, i concur. your insights are valuable…thank you – keep them coming!

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