A little snippet from the NYTimes regarding multitasking. It turns out that those who consistently multitask are consistently bad at…multitasking.
Read it and gloat. Last week, researchers at Stanford University published a study showing that the most persistent multitaskers perform badly in a variety of tasks. They don’t focus as well as non-multitaskers. They’re more distractible. They’re weaker at shifting from one task to another and at organizing information. They are, as a matter of fact, worse at multitasking than people who don’t ordinarily multitask…
“Multitaskers were just lousy at everything,” said Clifford I. Nass, a professor of communication at Stanford and one of the study’s investigators. “It was a complete and total shock to me.”
Apparently trying to do everything actually means you end up doing nothing well. Who knew?
May we all practice the ancient art of being present today, of being in one place with one thought, and may we find peace, beauty, and simplicity in it.