We interpret our brains to be working on multiple things at once and the truth is we are fooling ourselves. We are just not built that way. Recently, Vanderbilt used MRI studies to demonstrate that our brain is not designed for quality multi-tasking. When we attempt to accomplish two things at the same time, our brain momentarily closes down one job in order to perform the other.
It is time we take a moment and:
- Prioritize our responsibilities
- Evaluate what is necessary and what is not
- Determine what tasks have real impact; and
- Decide which task have the most value
When we are ready…then we will finally concentrate on something and the quality of our work and relationships will only benefit.
Remember flying solo has a positive ring to it. We like that phrase for its connotations of independence and mastery. So try Solo-tasking and soar away!