“If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention, than to any other talent.”
— Isaac Newton
Are you reading this article while eating a snack while listening to music while watching a video while texting your friend?
I have to tell you something. Sorry, you can’t truly multitask. Of course, you can try, but doing more than one thing at a time will degrade your performance. Most likely you are just switching quickly between tasks rather than doing them simultaneously. However, this costs mental energy and lowers efficacy. Research shows that you end up doubling the time you need as well as doubling the mistakes you make. Continue reading