Busy lives are now the norm. We are all juggling conflicting priorities both in work and out of it. Research into how the brain works has found that, although we receive a positive hormonal response to multitasking, it is creating long-term damage, not only to our productivity and to-do-lists, but also to our brains.

Finding ways of breaking the multitasking habit can be as simple as:

- turning off email

-turning your phone to silent

-blocking out chunks of time in your diary to complete single tasks

- turning off the TV while reading your tablet

What are you going to do to break your multitasking habit today?