Multitasking and the Online Student

Multitasking?  No problem.  Or so I thought.  Juggling two jobs, two children, two offices and a husband gives me ample opportunity to stretch my multitasking muscles. I used to brag about how much I could handle at one time. And I always thought that I was saving time by doing multiple tasks at once. However, I’ve learned that multi-tasking actually makes me less efficient in the long run, affects my short term memory and honestly creates quite a bit of stress in my life.

When you are fully immersed in a task, whether it is studying, reading a report, etc., Psychologists report that you can get into a mental state called “flow”. When you are in the state of “flow”, you are able to work at your best. But distractions such as your phone, a radio in the background or even the voices of those around you can prevent you from fully embracing this state. It’s important that we train ourselves to turn off distractions and allow ourselves to work in an optimized state. 

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