Multitasking Can Worsen Your Memory?
September 22, 2021
Why is multi-tasking bad for your memory, cognitive functioning and sometimes downright dangerous? Listen and find out, along with 3 ways you can minimise this habit to be more productive but more importantly, to have peace of mind. Also featured are some shout-outs to the Little Wisdom podcast community!
- Guinness Record Holder and Global Keynote Speaker, Nishant Kasibhatla’s advice to boost memory and brain power
- The origins of the word “multitasking” - it was not coined for humans! (surprise!)
- Why some multitasking is actually alright
- The Stanford Memory Lab study on the negative cognitive effects of multi-tasking and other down-sides from other studies
- Worsened memory
- Increased distraction
- Inability to retain accurate information
- Increased mistakes
- The One Thing by Gary Keller and Jay Papasan
- Little Wisdom community responses on multitasking from our Instagram
- Jack Ma’s tip on one-pointed focus
- 3 tips to minimise multi-tasking in your daily life
- Further your phone
- Pomodoro technique
- Can this wait?
Quotes of Wisdom:
“The Stanford study found that those who multitaksed heavily, significantly underperformed on tasks that required memory and sustained attention, as compared to light multitaskers.”
- “If there are nine rabbits on the ground and you want to catch one, just focus on one.”
- “The more the number of actions and steps required to get distracted, the less motivated you are to switch tasks.”
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