How to test the cost of switchtasking for yourself

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Still not convinced that multitasking is ineffective? If I can’t convince you, maybe you can convince yourself. A simple exercise is all you need to test, for yourself, the costs of multitasking—more accurately, switchtasking.

Want to give it a try?

I recently shared the details of my popular multitasking exercise with Marco Santarelli, on his popular podcast show, Passive Real Estate.

Give it a listen and then give the exercise a try.

As a quick review, the three main costs of switchtasking are:

  1. Decreased productivity, as tasks take longer to complete.
  2. Increased stress for you and those around you.
  3. Increased mistakes.

The quick test I describe demonstrates these costs in less than a minute. All you need is something to write with, a piece of paper, and a timer.

Ready to give it a try?

Dave’s book, The Myth of Multitasking, is available now on Amazon. Learn how to minimize switchtasking and stop paying all the costs!