Do you sometimes feel like you belong in a carnival act? After all, you have the ability to juggle three, four, five or more tasks at one time. This is an impressive skill that many people are beginning to master. The fact that the pressure cooker society in which we live forces all of us to juggle multiple tasks does not make your unique juggling ability less impressive. It does, however, call into the question the effectiveness of this action.

In The Myth of Multitasking, Dr. Shelley Plumb presents a startling revelation: multitasking prohibits productivity. Still, many of us go through life under the illusion that multitasking allows us to be more productive than ever before.

To help us simplify our lives and become highly effective task managers, Dr. Plumb offers a few tips.

  • Take a task from start to finish in one sitting, when possible
  • Give yourself time to recharge your pre-frontal cortex
  • Prioritize tasks
  • Go off the grid

Learn more about Dr. Plumb’s multitasking tips, as well as the difference between multitasking and task switching. In The Myth of Multitasking, featured in the Summer 2014 edition of Arthive Magazine, Dr. Shelley Plumb opens a door of thought that will allow you to accomplish more.

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