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The art of monotasking

August 1, 2022

Focusing your attention on only one task at a time is the secret to performing tasks correctly.

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You may think you can do everything at once, but you can’t — and shouldn’t.

Science has shown that when people multitask, they become more easily distracted and less productive, score lower on tests for recalling information, and make more errors. The reason is simple: the brain cannot devote equal attention to multiple tasks that require high-level brain function.

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