Before, It was considered good to be able to multitask. It suggested the person to be stress resistant and productive. Now, the trend has turned in the opposite direction, to be able to do one thing at a time.
Trying to get as much done as possible in the shortest amount of time is one of our most common mistakes. As opposed to what it may feel like, we seem to perform faster and better if we carry out our tasks one by one.
This is because we’re simply not created for multitasking. Our brains are programmed to focus on one thing at a time. When we engage in several actions simultaneously, the brain switch focus back and forth between the activities.
The result: We’re not focused enough on any of the tasks, because we’re so eager to proceed to the next.