Shopping on your phone as your catch up on Netflix and draft a quick work email, all while eating dinner with a glass of wine? We’re all so busy, on all fronts, at all times, juggling so many balls these days. But is there a cognitive cost of multi–tasking? Should we try to concentrate on just one task at once? What’s the long term effect of spinning multiple plates?
We are starting to realise that the blessings of a multitasking life are mixed. We feel overwhelmed by the sheer number of things we might plausibly be doing at any one time, and by the feeling that we are on call at any moment. Modern life now forces us to do a multitude of things at once — but can we? Should we? Read more: Financial Times.