Rahul is a software engineer based in bangalore, india.

this journal is his manifesto to help people tackle everyday hurdles and live better.

Multitasking is a sham

Trying to do more than one thing at a definite moment might seem fancy but in reality, it doesn't work.

Our brains are not some octa-core processors. They can focus on only a single thing at a time.

Throwing in multiple tasks to the brain only delays the execution of each one.

This is mainly because the brain has to constantly switch between each task like a professional juggler. Sadly, this switching doesn't come free.

To be productive and work at maximum efficiency we need to develop a deep focus towards a single task that we need to do.

I have lost countless hours trying to multitask my way to meet deadlines. Time and again I've failed, spectacularly.

The more I tried to multitask, the more I got distracted. At the end, none of the tasks were fulfilled by the time they should've been.

Focus, just wasn't my ally.

Multi-tasking is merely the opportunity to screw up more than one thing at a time.
— Gary W. Keller

That was until I started bodybuilding more seriously.

You see, when you are holding a bar weighing 135lbs right above your chest, you got to have a sharp focus.

The moment you get distracted is the moment you risk letting that bar fall on your chest and kill you.

The heavier I lift at the gym, the more I realize the importance of focusing on what's in front of me rather than letting my mind take off to a distant land.

Use whatever you need to get into the zone. Be it listening to music or sitting in a jungle. Just focus on a single thing.

You'll get shit done a lot faster.

We weren't built to multitask. Why pretend?

Leave the multitasking to the computers. Just focus on a single task, get it done and move on to the next one.

Give your dreams a shot

Listen with intention