Simple is always better!

Do less (single-tasking) actually will help you to achieve more than Do more at the same time (multi-tasking) because we as human being our brain is just a single-core CPU!

New luxury vs. Classic luxury

Single-tasking: 1 Tab cluster — Do more!
- 1 Tab is the main task like writing a Gmail msg, or a Google spreadsheet
- N Tabs are all supporting the main task like a Google search result pages, a YouTube video, a Quora article etc. once the supporting sub task is done, that tab should be closed immediately.

Single Browser Tab

Multiple-tasking: 2+ Tab/Clusters — Stop or do less!
- Each Tab or Each Tab cluster are independent tasks
- You may feel you are on top of everything since you have all the tasks *Open* and *Listed*
- You are trying to do multi-tasking, while as a result, you could only achieve a much lower productivity since you are actually still doing single-tasking by continuous switching to other tasks since you kept them *Open*!

30+ opened Browser Tabs

Which desktop is like yours?

Messy one
Clean Desktop

Super Busy Desk — 14 displays: Even a super day trader can NOT handle these much information at the same time, it will only get you super tired, won’t it?

One display desk: Just by looking at this desk, your brain has already entered into a state with more joyful feeling for most people, I believe!:)

Source: https://www.yankodesign.com/2020/01/06/desk-setups-that-maximize-productivity-part-3/

Do less (single-tasking) actually will help you to achieve more than Do more at the same time (multi-tasking) because we as human being our brain is just a single-core CPU!

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Tommy Kan

A lifelong learner and explorer! Grew up in Asia, now enjoying the dynamism of Silicon Valley in the sunny California.