You can not write an e-mail and talk to someone at the same time. You will either write the e-mail or listen well, but not both. We are not meant to do things at the same time. So take one task at a time rather than two. Make sure to give it your fullest attention and do it well. It is better to do one thing well rather than do two things that are half done.
- The human brain isn’t set up to multitask, and doing so often leads to sup-par results.
- Especially when having a conversation with someone else, it’s important to keep your attention solely on the task at hand to avoid frustrations on both sides.
- Cultivating mindfulness and single-tasking is an important and helpful skillset, especially when interacting with others.
“Doing multiple tasks at once leads to many things half-done, and none of them done well”