I knew multi-tasking was wiping me out, but seems it makes me wildly unproductive, too. A Stanford University study says those of us who work, answer emails & texts, and talk on the phone at a frenzied pace ....
... can't pay attention because we're constantly distracted by irrelevant information.
... can't remember things.
... and can't focus on the immediate task because we can't keep things straight in our minds.
As a result, I've turned off all those notification beeps. I'm silencing my phone when I work. I'm not checking email or sorting paper when I talk on the phone. And as hard as it is, I'm trying to do one task at a time until it's done.
I'm definitely less dizzy & exhausted. And I'm actually accomplishing something.