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My sugar obsession challenge: Day 8

Multitasking can be the worst thing possible when you’re stressed.
Even I know that when I have a lot to do, I get tense and try to do multiple things at once. But that is the worse thing possible to do. I know you’re ready to get everything and seize the day like a fierce warrior riding on a magnificent stallion with flowing black locks. But before you do,
Just breathe.

I know you have a lot to do, but put down the all but one activity that you’re working on. Take the day one step at a time and relax before your brain gets on overload. Our brains are not equipped to work on multiple things at once. Research has shown that multitasking can have long term health effects on your brain and body. In a 2009 Stanford study, chronic multitaskers were outperformed by non multitaskers after completing tasks that tested an individual’s ability to switchh amongst different tasks, working memory, and finding irrelevant information.

Stanford Nass suggest that the key to performing more effectively on multiple tasks is seen by the “20-minute rule: Rather than switching tasks from minute to minute, dedicate a 20-minute chunk of time to a single task, then switch to the next one.”Read more here

Today instead of packing in extra calories, just breathe and do things one at a time

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This entry was posted on September 24, 2013 by in Life Empowered.

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