Parallel tasks exhausting your energy?
… slow down to get more done – and better!
People on a leisurely stroll will stop walking when asked to complete a difficult mental task. Calculating while walking is an energy drain.
This is why being interrupted while concentrating is frustrating.
Why we forget to eat when focused on an interesting project.
Why multi-tasking while driving is dangerous, and why resisting temptation is extra hard when we are stressed.
Self control shrinks when we’re tired, hungry, or mentally exhausted.
Insights from Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.
Kahneman’s heuristics, a list of errors of judgment - a summary by Erik Johnson.