Article by Wendy McCance
I am a compulsive multi-tasker. It’s difficult to do only one thing at a time. My obsession with doing more than one thing at a time has gotten almost comedic in nature. I have recently noticed just how out of hand my need to multi-task has gotten.
- I am always reading two books at the same time. There have been a few times where three books were being juggled at once.
- I can’t work without the television on or music playing in the background.
- I get out of bed at night to write down ideas. My mind doesn’t turn off, even when I am supposed to be sleeping.
- When I am driving, I am eating, talking on the phone or putting on makeup.
- I am writing two articles right now. I keep switching between this blog and my Searching for the Happiness blog.
- I empty the dishwasher, wipe down counters and empty the trash while cooking a meal.
- I will do a facial mask, condition my hair and brush my teeth while taking a shower.
- When the kids were small, I would give two kids a piggyback ride at the same time.
- I eat breakfast and lunch while I work. Dinner is the exception, but only if the kids are home for that meal.
- I can blow dry my hair and put on makeup at the same time.
- I am always checking email or playing a game on my phone while watching a television show.
- I pump gas and clean my car of trash at the same time.
I’m sure there are a dozen other examples I can give, but you get the idea. What about you? Are you a multi-tasker? Do you find it difficult to only focus on one thing at a time?