Are you constantly distracted? Do you have difficulties in remembering what you finally read while reading a book? Do you have difficulty in remembering what you did yesterday when you go to work in the morning? If your answer is “Yes” then you come down with the newest disease of the modern life, disorganized brain syndrome.
Being distracted and interrupted constantly affects the human brain. Most of the researchers say that trying to do a lot of work at the same time reduces efficiency. When we concentrate on one business, we do more business and work more efficiently. Because of the fact that the brain is equipped to do just one thing in one time. When many jobs are done at the same time, the brain is constantly moving between these jobs and it is confused.
According to the study made by the University of Texas Brain Health Center, trying to do a lot of work at the same time causes superficial thinking, lack of creativity, inaccuracy and unnecessary knowledge. The brain is not equipped to do a lot of work at one time. Doing it for a long time increases stress, depression and decrease the intellectual capacity which cause “disorganized brain syndrome”. Devora Zack, the author of Single Tasking, says that we suffer from a disorganized brain syndrome as a society.
If you have disorganized brain syndrome, you can try many ways to prevent the symptoms. Creating an environment where you can focus on the work you are doing is one of these methods. Find a place where you can close your door and turn off e-mail and other message alerts and do your work without being disturbed. Cluster the time-consuming and distracting jobs. So, you can do them in a simpler way. Give yourself time to listen to yourself and rest your brain. Create time to drain your brain.