Vlog 3: The #1 Addiction of Burnout (that no one wants to give up)

Welcome back for Vlog Post 3 - It’s March 2019, the weather is getting warmer, and it’s time to remember how to have fun!!

Anxiety, constant stress, feeling like you can’t get on top of your shit, deadens fun.

In this Vlog, you will learn about the #1 Addiction that keeps people burnt out. And I share the way out…

Steeped in our society as the norm and practically a badge of honor, the addiction that keeps us spinning our wheals and feeling totally stuck is:

(Drum Roll Please)

Multitasking

This may seem like a harmless thing. And you may be thinking to yourself, “I’m a great multitasker!” Truth is, No You Are Not, because no human is. Even computers, if run with too many tabs open, slow down and crash.

Your human brain is not physically able to focus on more than one task as a time. When multitasking, your brain circuitry is toggling between the different tasks as fast as it can. This toggling is taxing to the mind and the body (since they are deeply connected and all), which is a leading cause of Burnout.

Multitasking in a prime cause of burnout and a perpetuator of the symptoms

Symptoms of Burnout include (and are not limited to): exhaustion, anxiety, worry, constant stress, poor sleep, and an increasingly cynical worldview.

The reason that multitasking is such a destructive habit that exacerbates burnout, was found in a Stanford University study. Researchers compared the multitasking abilities of people whom typically do one task at a time with seasoned multitaskers to see who would perform better. The resounding results shown, the multitaskers were far worse than the single-taskers at getting the prescribed tasks done.

The reason for this is how the brain organizes information. A person who habitually focuses on one task at a time has a highly organized brain and uses this to their advantage when needing to step it up and do more that one thing at once (which of course happens in life). The multitaskers brain is disorganized because it has trained itself to pull information from all over the place. This disorganized brain makes completing tasks less efficient and more exhausting.

In short, multitasking is more stressful & less productive.

Yes, this does seem counterintuitive! But it is helpful to know when recovering from burnout, since both single-taking and multitasking are learned behaviors. This means it is your choice which habit to create.

Recovering from Multitask Addiction entails designing a new practice that becomes your new habit. This decision is a conscious choice to focus your attention on a single task at a time, that overtime, rewires the brain to be highly organized so you have more control over your life.

Like any habit, it takes dedication, time, and support.

If you’d like help, just ask, I am available for you.

Please leave any questions or comments below. And book a call with me for more personal inquiries.

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