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Stop Multitasking – It Makes You Stupid

Stop Multitasking – It Makes You Stupid

It might be a bit much, in this day and age to say “Stop multitasking”. But there are some compelling reasons to reduce multitasking as much as possible. To begin, there is a huge economic cost of the constant interruptions that text messages, chat, email and other real-time communications exert on our schedules.  Each interruption of the workflow requires our minds to shift back into gear.  The average person checks his smartphone 150 times a day, so that is a lot of costly time spent getting back into flow. Beyond the economic costs, multitasking makes us stupid.  In fact, it lowers our IQ three times as much as smoking cannibis does.  Two many inputs clog our brains.  This Infographic shows why it is important to turn off distractions as much as possible and focus on just one thing at a time.  

Dangers of Multitasking
    Source: The High Cost of Multitasking

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    Last Updated on August 22, 2019

    The Lifehack Show Episode 5: Taking Learning to the Next Level

    The Lifehack Show Episode 5: Taking Learning to the Next Level

    In this episode of The Lifehack Show, we interview Scott Young, author of  Ultralearning:Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career.

    Scott shares with us how ultralearning can be a powerful tool anyone can use to improve their own life. He believes that learning is the key to living well.

    In addition to being an author, Scott is also an entrepreneur, philosopher, programmer and cook–as well as an avid learner of anything that catches his attention. He offers several programs to help you accelerate learning and reach goals faster.

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