Welcome to the Activ Living Podcast. In this podcast, Dr Aditi Govitrikar talks about the importance of monotasking vs multitasking.
What is monotasking vs multitasking?
When you multitask, you overburden your brain with switching from one task to another. This reduces focus and can actually slow down progress. Monotasking means doing only one task at a time. When you monotask, you are able to focus better on each task and can get things done more efficiently. You could even get more done in a day.
“The shorter way to do many things is to only do one thing at a time.” – Mozart.
To monotask effectively, decide on two tasks that have to get done on that day and focus on finishing those first. If there is a task that you don’t enjoy but you have to do, put that on the top of your list. Once you get that out of the way, the other task becomes much easier to do. To help your mind get ready for your next task, take a break and have a change of scene by meditating, taking a walk, or looking out of the window.