There are several studies that reveal that “switching tasks” causes
you mental wear and tear and depletes your intelligence… what I
call “your mental currency”
Multi tasking isn’t helping you do anything faster, and constant
exposure to multiple electronic devices, from smart phones to
computers, to tablets, to kindles makes us really bad at multitasking.
Research shows that “when we’re pushing ourselves to perform
two or more tasks, especially complicated tasks, it’s not beneficial,
it’s “extremely inefficient”.
That’s because no matter how small the task, the brain must reorient
its focus each time.
Think of it this way: If you can’t do something in your sleep
(i.e. unconsciously)… then it is taking up mental energy and constant
shifting of your attention during a day of texting, talking, emailing
and writing can all add up to real time.