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How Mastering Monotasking Will Totally Change Your Life


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For some time now, there has been growing discussion about the concept of multi-tasking, and whether or not this once-lauded workstyle is, in fact, counterproductive.

During the initial integration of computers and the web into our work environments, multi-tasking was the trend and buzzword du jour. Suddenly, we were able to make a phone call, send a fax, compose an email, and (very slowly) conduct research online all at once. But tech advances and smartphones extended the influence of multi-tasking beyond the office walls—eventually creating an expectation that we should apply this mentality not only at work and at home, but in our every waking moment.

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