06/14/2013 08:18 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Multitasking Is A Don't: 12 Reasons To Stop Doing It


By Amanda MacMillan

We all do it: Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while cooking dinner. In today’s society, doing just one thing at a time seems downright luxurious, even wasteful.

But chances are, you’re not doing yourself (or your boss, or your friends and family) any favors by multitasking your way through the day. Research shows that it’s not nearly as efficient as we like to believe, and can even be harmful to our health. Here are 12 reasons why you should stop everything you’re doing -- well, all but one thing -- and rethink the way you work, socialize and live your life.

12 Reasons To Stop 'Multitasking'

This article originally appeared on Health.com: "12 Reasons To Stop Multitasking Now!"