#12 Forms and Focus Discussion on Tasks
Multitasking is a myth, and oftentimes keeps you from focusing on your dreams.
The human mind and brain lack the architecture to perform two or more tasks simultaneously. Individuals almost always take longer to complete a task and do so with more errors when switching between tasks than when they stay with one task. This is called “task switch costs.” The question is, what is the cost of not setting clear tasks and focusing on your dreams?
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0:00 - Intro
0:52 - Problem - Working on several of the wrong tasks can keep us from focusing on our dreams.
7:34 - Solution/Habits for better focus.
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- Multitasking is not a thing: Kevin P. Madore, Ph.D. and Anthony D. Wagner, Ph.D. in National Library of Medicine: The human mind and brain lack the architecture to perform two or more tasks simultaneously. To this end, when we attempt to multitask, we are usually switching between one task and another. The human brain has evolved to single task.
- The effects of multitasking on behavior and the demands it places on relevant brain networks is by analyzing “task switch costs.” Individuals almost always take longer to complete a task and do so with more errors when switching between tasks than when they stay with one task.
- Media Multitasking: We know that American youth spend an average of 7.5hrs a day with various media and at least 29% of that time involves media multitasking. Another finding that has emerged is that Heavier Media Multitaskers sometimes perform worse than Lighter Media Multitaskers even when single tasking, and this is most consistently seen on tasks that require sustained attention, working memory, long-term memory, and various forms of impulsivity and inhibitory control.
- Those Who Set Actionable Tasks For Their Goals And Initiate Weekly Progress Reporting To Their Supportive Peers Tend To Achieve 40% More Than Those Who Did Not (Gail Matthews’ Goal Research Summary).
- DO NOT MULTITASKS in your focus blocks.
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