Multi-tasking is Brain Drain

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Multitasking is one of the worst things you can do to yourself, and your projects!

It can actually change the structure and connections of your brain patterns! Your brain can only focus on one conscious thought or task at a time. When you are multi-tasking, you actually shift back and forth very rapidly between the things you are doing. You don’t do any of the as well as if you were paying rapt attention to only one. AND, it’s not relaxing or fun!

While you may think you’re getting more done, multi-tasking is actually a brain drain. It makes everything you do, a little less better than it would be if you took your time and attention to one thing at a time. Furthermore, it takes a lot of actual energy to multi-task, and can actually get you physically tired afterwards!

Using brain energy can take so much effort that if you were doing complicated mathematical computations, AND walking up a hill at the same time, you would HAVE TO stop doing the math OR walking! Try it for yourself to see!

Many years ago, Sesame Street was actually  blamed for making kids less able to focus with their rapid change of scenes and topics. I am a total tennis manic and love watching great matches on TV. But I’ve been finding a very annoying practice of the sports channels where they have a constant scroll going across the screen. It’s not just  distracting and annoying, but it still pulls at my attention.

Meditation is a practice that helps you maintain your focus. Many types of meditation have you focus on observing your breathing. No control of your breath, just watching it as it travels in and out. Invariably, your mind will wander from your focus; but the idea of not to get angry at yourself, but to gently bring your mind back to your breath. It’s amazing how meditation is both relaxing and invigorating at the same time. And with continued practice, your ability to focus in other areas of your life become apparent.

In the west, people have a lot of difficulty with meditation. That’s why I live using HeartMath’s® type of “cardio-contemplation, focusing on gratitude and joy.  Focusing on gratitude is the anti-dote to stress!  Want to learn how to use this stress relief program, Just contact me , and get ready for stress to be a thing in the past!

What are the craziest things that you have tried to do at the same time?