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Multitasking, unitasking and efficient attention switching

In this video, Craig Hassed discusses how the modern world with its fast pace and distraction makes being focused and calm difficult.

Watch Craig introduce the topic of how mindfulness is vital for learning and performance.

The modern challenges for mindful awareness include being hurried and stressed, complex multitasking, and being unable to deal with distractor influence. Being able to centre, be present, proceeding through a task in a stepwise fashion, and unitasking are all ways in which we can live and work more mindfully.

The importance of efficient attention switching, as opposed to multitasking, is a vital skill for us to live more mindfully in this modern world.

This course is not designed to be therapeutic for any particular health condition so if you, as a course participant, have any significant mental or physical health concerns we suggest that it would be better not to discuss those concerns on a public forum such as this and encourage you to please seek professional advice and support.

Would you like to find out more?

If you’d like to know more about the impact of multitasking, go to See also for a link to an article by Alan Goldstein and a link to a video featuring Clifford Nass.

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