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