Multitasking Is a Bad Habit
People often brag about their ability to make their dinner while taking part in a conference call or catching up on podcasts while filling out spreadsheets. The feeling of getting the most out of your day is wonderful but the truth is, multitasking is a bad habit. "The research is crystal-clear that it deteriorates whatever it is that we are trying to do," says Cash. So, if your friend is trying to talk to you while you're playing videos games, think about choosing one or the other. Or, at least, letting them know that you're going to be distracted.