Multi-tasking: taxing the brain

Your brain likes to be in control.

You receive a boost of dopamine (the reward brain hormone) when you’re feeling confident, organised and comfortable dealing with a situation.

So, when you are multi-tasking, your brain doesn’t feel in control.  In fact, an interruption of just a few seconds can triple the number of errors you make with the task you are trying to focus on.

So what, now what?

Important tasks require that you put your smart phones and other distractions aside.

Research shows that one hour of well-focused time is equivalent to four hours of time filled with distractions.

When you multi-task, you are training your brain to be good at paying attention to distractions.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Subscribe to our Newsletter
Subscribe to Inflight

Subscribe to Retire Successfully Newsletter and Weekly Tip


By clicking Submit, you consent to the processing of your personal information by Chartered Wealth Solutions in accordance with our Privacy Policy.


This site is brought to you by
Chartered Wealth Solutions