We supposedly live in a multitasking world, but multitasking (called “task switching” in neuroscience) is very inefficient, mainly because there is a cognitive cost each time you switch between tasks. The cure is to do one thing at a time. That’s it in a nutshell. Do just what you’re doing and don’t do anything else.
Michael Taft, The Mindful Geek: Mindfulness Meditation for Secular Skeptics [Amazon, Bookshop, Publisher]