Multitasking, put simply, is trying to perform two or more tasks at the same time. With our ever-growing list of things to do in a day and not enough hours to do them in, we are all guilty of it. Multitasking, by its very nature, seems like a great way to get a lot done at once, but in fact the opposite is true.
Research has shown that our brains are not wired to tackle multiple tasks in this way. Some research suggests that multitasking is not nearly as efficient as we like to believe, and can be even harmful to our health.
Here are six reasons why you should stop multitasking and start focusing on one task at a time.