We often hear that women can do several things at once, but how good is this skill when it comes to a job?
According to Larry Kim, founder of the online advertising company WordStream, the human brain is designed to perform one task at a time, and the excess of information decreases the speed with which it works.
This statement is based on the idea of neurologist Earl Miller, who says that when we seemingly do things simultaneously, what actually happens is a cognitive loss by abruptly changing activity.
While it seems positive for us to carry out many tasks at the same time, we are actually unproductive and foster a vicious circle that prevents us from structuring our thinking correctly, affecting the quality of our work.
Another study by the University of London showed that the IQ of those trying to solve several tasks simultaneously was equivalent to a night without sleeping or smoking marijuana.
In addition to the above, the research proves that multitasking also causes the production of cortisol, the stress hormone that unleashes conditions such as insomnia, anxiety, headache, gastritis, colitis, irritability, bad mood, muscle tension, among others.
Ideally, we dedicate a specific time to perform each task, that way our performance will be better and our brain will be more than grateful for working at the ideal pace.