The Journey – The Cost of Task Switching

If you have a habit of editing while writing, you may not realize that doing so has a high productivity cost. Because the creative process of writing is so different than editing a document, they use very different skill sets and, consequently, different systems of the brain. When you constantly bounce back and forth between editing and writing, that task switching causes your productivity to plummet. The good news is, there is a very simple thing you can do to force your brain to stop editing while writing.


Follow along on my journey as I document the lessons, challenges and experience of building a video blog and YouTube channel from scratch. Entrepreneurship is a learning experience that can be humbling at times, but it's always rewarding! In this video series I discuss insights and strategies that I'm learning along the way to help me achieve success in my business. I share one lesson each week that has been particularly relevant for me in my entrepreneurship journey.

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UPDATE: I recently discovered a thought-provoking video on the inefficiency of task-switching, so I'm including a link to it below. It's not specifically on the topic of editing while writing, but it is related to the cognitive costs associated with mental task switching, so it is relevant. I hope you like it.