Are you also in the habit of multitasking all your tasks? If yes, then this article will prove why it’s not good for you!
Multitasking is a habit that is often practised by many of us to get work done in our daily routines. Besides, Covid-19 has also has converted you into a multi-tasker while working from home. Therefore, in many ways, it seems like a beneficial idea in life but is it really? Let’s find out!
1) Increasing Your Stress Levels – Anxiety Is Life?
The continuous bombardment of information to which you are trying to respond elevates your stress responses. Therefore, this affects your performance by making it worse as you will be making more blunders. Moreover, your mind is continuously forced to focus on several things all at once causing, anxiety. Hence, multitasking works more as a major stressor that is slowly killing your time – you will end up spending more time correcting your mistakes!
2) Destroying Your Productivity – And You Thought You Were Acing it?
Like all of us, you must be thinking that your productivity increases when you perform many duties at once, but the truth is that you are more efficient if you do them separately. What happens is that while multitasking, you tend to switch from one task to another and then to some other quickly. Therefore, you slow down our potency to do any of them efficiently and accurately, hence you end up making a ‘half baked cake’ or many of them, actually. Hence, being a multi-tasker is a threat to your productivity.
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3) Reducing Your Memory – Yeah, All That Forgetfulness!
Frequent multi-taskers become more absentminded over time and often forget the meaningful details that matter. Moreover, this forgetfulness results in short-time memory loss quite easily as well. Hence, multitasking is slow cancer for your memory that needs to be treated correctly at the right time.
4) Killing Your Creativity – No Time To Plan That Super Cool Idea?
If you are into a more creative profession, then being a multi-tasker is not your thing. But, if you still do opt for it, you very well know that you have no time to generate ideas for implementation. Even more significantly, for writers like us and others who need to bring focused and creative thinking to their work, multitasking hinders our planning and damages our ability to pay attention. Hence, if you want your inner artistic self to die then, become a multi-tasker.
5) Harming Your Personal Life – Bad Moods & Burnout Is A Thing!
Focusing on the person you’re with tells them how endowed you are in sharing your thoughts and feelings with them because they matter. But multitasking mostly turns into burnout, and it eventually puts you in a bad mood for the rest of your day. Moreover, it consumes a lot of your time and energy making you always exhausted when it comes to romance. Therefore, either you can be a good multi-tasker or a good companion.
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We hope this article was helpful for you to understand that your multitasking habit isn’t good. Let’s know in the comments what issues you face most while being a multi-tasker!
I am Emaan Rehman and I am a BBA student at Salim Habib University, Karachi. I’m an Instagram writer. Writing and reading is my passion. I believe a person who reads is someone who can conquer the world with his/her intelligence and wisdom of knowledge.