Multitasking Is Not All That It’s Pumped Up To Be. In my opinion, multitasking is like a tangled extension cord.
Long before the term multitasking became a household word I knew a lot of people who tried doing more than one thing at a time. I never understood the practice because they usually ended up half doing something or not properly completing all that they had undertaken.
I even married a master at multitasking. Yes, you got that right! Mister-Papa-dellgirl has been a multitasking pro during our entire 40+ years of marriage.
During the early years of our marriage, he would drop the transmission in a car so he could replace it. Halfway through unscrewing the screws and bolts, he’d jack-up another car to start work on replacing the brake shoes.
With both wheels off the brake shoes car, and the transmission almost un-bolted from the other car, he’d hurry into the house and start seasoning meat to put on the bar-b-que pit. It made me crazy just watching him scurry around from one project to another.
I called it “being a busy body”. Now they have a politically correct term for the phenomenon …they call it multitasking. I still say it is being a busy body.
A few years ago I read in the Renew Magazine by United Health Care that multitasking is not a good practice. According to the article, multitasking fatigues the brain and reduces productivity and accuracy.
Didn’t I say that at the beginning of this rant? Do you do multitasking? How successful are you at it? Do you know someone else who does it? How successful are they at it?