You have a lot of things competing for your attention. You have messages to check, calls to return, articles to read, decisions to make, things to buy, and forms of entertainment to choose. This world overloads and overwhelms you with information.

Here is one simple tool to navigate this tempest and give you greater peace of mind: “focus.”

Did you know that you literally cannot devote your attention to two things at once? In his book Brain Rules, neuroscientist John Medina writes, “Multitasking, when it comes to paying attention, is a myth. The brain naturally focuses on concepts sequentially, one at a time. To put it bluntly, research shows that we can’t multitask. We are biologically incapable of processing attention-rich inputs simultaneously.”

Read more at “Forget multitasking. Single-task instead.”

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