Stop Multitasking Madness.

Multitasking or doing many things at the same time has become the buzzword in the industry these days. For obvious reasons all of us have turned to multitaskers. Simultaneous demands in professional and personal sectors compelled us to learn how to be ambidextrous.

However if you are doing something important like preparing for an exam or creating a document, it is recommended to avoid multitasking. Multitasking not only drops your productivity and diverts your concentration level, constant shuffling between studying, working or managing people creates cognitive damages in our brain.

According to a study at the University of Sussex, people who regularly multitask have been detected with lower density in the brain areas which controls the below human qualities:

1. Empathy–the ability to understand and share the feelings of another cognitive

2.Control–mental management that allows information processing and behavior to be adaptive depending on current goals, rather than rigid and inflexible

3.Emotional control–this is the conscious (or unconscious) control of emotion or mood. It is a coping mechanism that relies on a proactive mental or behavioral commitment to control emotions.

The negative effects of multitasking like lack of focus increased stress level, memory impairment will take its toll sooner or later on your health, productivity and overall quality of life. Hence today onward, stop giving yourself credit as a good multitasker and try to do one work at a time with full concentration. Do a proper time management, allocate separate time slots for each responsibility of life and at the end of the day discover that your net productivity and quality of work both have increased mani-folded.

Wishing you all the best for a truly productive life and career.

Bhaswati Bhattacharya,


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