I got a crash course – literally – on why multi-tasking is bad

I attended a resilience workshop for doctors this past weekend and listened to a time-management specialist.  He said there is no such thing as multi-tasking.


“After an interruption, it takes at least five minutes to regain one’s train of thought.”

I could vouch for that. I shared my tale.

Years ago, I jumped into my car to post a letter before the 6pm pick-up. The western sun was streaming through the windscreen, so I pulled down the sun visor.

That’s when I saw the first hairy leg, then another and another...