Hydrate Break > Episode 5: The Myth of Multitasking Part 1
Our brains are not designed to handle more than one major task at a time. However, the pressure to do more in our distracted culture has led many to believe that multitasking is the only way to accomplish anything. Studies disagree with this assumption. A study at Stanford University showed that people who did not default to multitasking actually were able to focus on a single task better and accomplish multiple tasks more efficiently.
- “Our brains were not designed to handle more than one major task at a time.”
- “It’s easier to catch one ball than it is to catch two because it’s easier to focus on one thing than two. We should apply that same logic to other tasks.”
- “Singular focus beats multitasking every time.”
Bible Passage to Remember
“ Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom.”
— Ecclesiastes 9:10 (NIV)