The Buffer blog: productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business.The Buffer blog: productivity, life hacks, writing, user experience, customer happiness and business.
5.8K Flares Filament.io 5.8K Flares × We all know this and have heard it hundreds of times. To work efficiently we have to single task. No multitasking. And yet, we let it slip. We end up eating lunch in front of the TV with our laptop open. So one thing is for sure, we are all aware multitasking different things at the same time makes us less efficient. Recently I started to develop a new work routine online, that specifically focuses on singletasking only. To understand what actually goes on in our brains and see if it all makes sense, I went ahead and found some stunning research and answers to these questions: Why we multitask in the first place: It makes us feel good To understand why we always fall into the habit of multitasking, when we know we shouldn’t, I found some very interesting studies. “[People who multitask] are not being more productive — they just feel more emotionally satisfied from their work.” Unfortunately, exactly the opposite is the case. 1. 2. 3.
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