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In 21st century schools and businesses we are taught to associate “multitasking” with efficiency, productivity, and competency. But what exactly does it mean to multitask? How many different tasks can the brain focus on at the same time? Two? Three? As it turns out, science has consistently shown that the human brain can only sustain attention on one item at a time (1). Our overestimation of our attentional capacity stems from a fundamental misunderstanding of the concept of multitasking and of the human attentional system as a whole. The now felonious act of driving while talking on the cell phone will serve as a good example to examine the common misconceptions surrounding multitasking. The conscious experience of driving while talking on the phone is perceived as unified, fluid, and seamless, but this is a mental mirage.
I spent a day with the world’s number one ultraman Kilian Jornet back in 2010. He told me about the difference between his life in the mountains and the life he sees in the city. Kilian spends most of his life in the mountains. He will run up and down Everest next year. He has already run up and down Kilimanjaro, Aconcagua, Montblanc and Cervino (setting the record for the fastest ascent on each). He says that he knows his destination, but is often doubtful about the exact path – he is very aware of surroundings, of changes in the weather, of loose rocks. He is constantly adjusting his path.
It’s finally December, and you’ve worked hard all year long. You wrote enough emails to fill a novel. You spent an average of seven hours a day on your computer. And, if you were working full-time, you probably spent 42 hours of your life battling traffic during your daily commute. Whoa. If anyone deserves a chance to kick back and relax, it’s you! But as tempting as it may be to spend the rest of December curled up with a big mug of cocoa, a snuggly blanket, and a never-ending Netflix queue, you probably want to avoid hibernating all month long.Regardless of whether your job status is employed or unemployed, you shouldn’t underestimate the importance of getting a jump-start on your career in the year ahead in the final days of the month. Use the next few weeks wisely so that you can finish 2015 feeling clear, focused, and organized when the year comes to an inevitable close.
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"My experience here at South West Training Services was really great, the learning tools and the way the teacher had expressed all that we needed to learn was really insightful, helps you with work placement and things like that. The environment was really accommodating for learning and we just had lots of fun."
"I would like to thank South West Training Services for proving me an opportunity to be a part of this institution. Being a student, I enjoyed every part of the my course right from the theory in class through to the practical placements that helped me develop professional skills. Thanks a lot for all the knowledge I got from your talented and well educated trainers and course material that helped me learn every aspect of the child care industry."
"I found studying at Southwest Training Services to be one of the most positive and encouraging experiences of my life. The staff were very kind and well organised, and always available to help. I learned everything I needed to know about child-care from people who not only understood the industry but also had experience in it. The classroom was welcoming, and the material presented in a way that explained everything clearly and ensured understanding through well thought out questions and assignments. My opinion of Southwest Training Services is that it is a supportive, encouraging, positive and incredibly friendly and helpful organisation that enables every student to be the best they can. I was also supported through the practical work-placement by my trainers and coordinators, and learned a lot from the hands-on approach of working. This course made everything about child-care clear and accessible, and equipped me for working in child-care on an efficient and competent level. I am very grateful for the experience, and will recommend Southwest Training Services to others."