Getting caught between the hammer and the anvil!
The new generation is changing the conventional formulas of success including a good night’s sleep and a wholesome meal that were thought to make people healthy and intelligent! You would be surprised at the sheer multitude of successful professionals in the IT segment in Kerala who have perfectly adjusted to the US time zones. They not only work all night and sleep only for a few hours a day, but they thrive on fast food and make the most of their time line with the deft art of multitasking. However, studies have shown that less than 8 hrs of sleep time can reduce the lifespan of people and eating junk food could be the starting point of all maladies.
As far as multi tasking is concerned, studies have proved that multitasking can bring down your IQ by up to 10 points temporarily . Information overload will make you burnt out and less efficient and will hinder the smooth thinking process. So the best thing is to concentrate just on one thing and set a tight dead line to finish it; this will not only enhance your efficiency but also keeps you happy and away from mood swings- opines the scientists.
Though we like to believe that multitasking makes us more efficient, the truth is that when we switch between tasks, the pace and efficiency drops considerably. The highly fragmented working hours with many activities, meetings, and discussions will reduce the thinking capacity as we jump around quickly from one thought to another, which will compromise the coherent thinking in a way!
Above all, multitasking is addictive and that is the reason why you cannot control the urge to check the smart phone when it vibrates, even when you are in the middle of something more important! The worst thing is that it could influence your family members or peer groups also to behave the same way. The next generation gadgets have doped this habit into its users. So, clear your heads where many tasks jostle for space and stay focused to get the best results.
So, that is a tight spot that leaves you with not many choices. Either challenge your limits in the hope of coming up to the top in what you do or go by the conventional formulas and enjoy a relaxed and happy life. The choice is yours!