Please stop checking the news. It might be better for you to smoke pot than to interrupt yourself throughout your day to get the latest updates.
A couple of years ago, after conducting clinical trials, psychiatrist Dr Glenn Wilson of King’s College London University came to this conclusion: Being distracted by emails, text and phone messages can cause you a loss of IQ double that caused by smoking pot.
Don’t ask why, but men showed a larger drop in IQ than women.
Other research shows that when you are interrupted, it could take you as long as 25 minutes to get back in full swing. Even worse, 40 percent of the time you are likely to be distracted into doing something completely different.
It seems that the main problem is not the interruption, but what it does to your short-term memory. You simply forget what you were doing.
Now get back to work… if you can remember what you were doing.
Copyright: 2008 James Henry McIntosh
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