Even if we are using GTD, sometimes we are so overwhelmed with things to do that our system begins to fall apart. This post is How NOT to Multi-task — a guide to working as simply as possible for your mental health.
In this continuation from Part 1, Josh Waitzkin further explores the “multi-tasking virus” and learning. At the end of this post, he also responds to readers’ comments and elaborates on his own experience.
You may have heard that multitasking is bad for you, but new studies show that it kills your performance and may even damage your brain. Every time you multitask you aren’t just harming your performance in the moment; you may very well be damaging an area of your brain that’s critical to your future success at work.