With the advent of new technology, the ability to multitask is becoming increasingly necessary. But is it really possible?

Multitasking - Does It Help Create Success Habits?

May 6, 2022

When you think about your set of skills, do you count multitasking as one? Do you think, “Yeah, that’s me? Am I a multitasker”?

The truth is multitasking is almost impossible. You can't build success habits by multitasking because your brain wasn't meant for it.

Multitasking is a myth.

But don’t despair; your brain can do many amazing things. You don’t need to multitask to develop good habits. Learn and know about the myth of multitasking and use it to help you.

How Do You Use The Myth of Multitasking to Help You?

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Sometimes it’s hard to tell when you are trying to multitask. Often, if you aren’t succeeding at one or more things, it’s probably because you are trying to do too many things at once.

Have you ever created a New Year’s list of resolutions? And how well did that go for you?

The only result of too many New Year’s resolutions is frustration. We quit because it’s impossible to do all these things at once. Your brain can only build one success habit at a time.

Check out this article on Forbes to learn more about how to stick to your New Year’s resolutions.

Remember, you must focus on one core at a time; once you master a success habit, you can move on to the next one. 

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Multitasking Can Hinder Your Performance

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Multitasking can hinder your task performance because it takes your focus away from a singular task and splits your attention between multiple tasks. When you multitask, you're actually just rapidly switching your focus from one task to another. This can lead to mistakes and decreased productivity. Humans are not very good at multitasking, particularly if the tasks require some level of cognitive processing. For example, you might be able to listen to music while working on a task that doesn't require much thought. But if you're working on a task that does require cognitive processing, multitasking can lead to errors. It's also important to note that not all tasks can be performed simultaneously. Some tasks need your full attention for you to complete them effectively. So, while multitasking is often touted as a productivity booster, the reality is that it can actually lead to decreased productivity and errors. If you want to boost your productivity, it's best to focus on one task at a time.

How Do You Create Success Habits (and Get Rid of Bad Ones)? 

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Once a habit is developed, it will not go away easily. It gets locked in your subconscious until you don’t even think about it anymore; you just do it.

“We first make our habits, and then our habits make us.” 

- John Dryden

So how do you lock in the good ones? And what do you do to get rid of the bad ones?

The best way to counter your bad habits is to replace them with good ones. Here are a few things you can do to stay motivated to create success habits:

  • Take action and make intentions to commit to getting rid of bad habits. 

  • Use apps to keep track of your progress; set little goals and continue to accomplish them so you can move on to bigger achievements. 

  • Take note of the momentum you build with your success habits. Reward yourself for every successful habit developed; you earned it.

Remember, you can’t try to create so many habits at once. If you do that, your energy will be split between your habits, and your hard work will just be wasted. When you focus your energy on one successful habit at a time, each habit can become fully developed and locked in.

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Will Moore is a gamification, habits and happiness expert.

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