“Multitasking is a myth. There have been some bold claims that multitasking costs the economy $450 million per year. But its cousin context switching — the experience of jumping between tasks, tools, or projects — is growing in line with the growth of available knowledge work tools. In 2018, Okta found that employees of large companies interacted with an average of 129 different business apps - up almost 70% from 2015.”
There's a lot in this piece that I liked, but I was blown away by that stat. And I'm increasingly aware as more and more tools become available how much I don't use them and I shy away from even thinking about it. The way I work works for me and if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Also I've round changing my routines and habits causes more disruption than it's worth in time savings.