Do you Multitask or Concentrate doing one particular thing only??

multitask - Do you like multitask
@easy888 (10405)
Australia
June 10, 2007 6:56pm CST
'When i am replying in mylot,i will switch on the television,but i find out that i can concentrate on typing only,i cannot hear what the television is about,i may also open a few internet exploer windows to browse different websites at the same time,but still i will focus on one site at particular moment until i finish one task.' When do you multitask? Does it work for you? Can you handle all the tasks well? Do you prefer to do it one by one?? When you are mylotting,are you doing something else?? When I am listening to the music,i find out that i cannot analyze things well,do you have same feeling?? Do share your thoughts:)
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
11 Jun 07
I tend to be a multitasker unless I am really tired. I burn dvd's or cd's in the midst of being on my lot and play games as well. But that is only if I'm not tired. If I am tired, forget it. I can only concentrate on the task at hand.
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• Philippines
11 Jun 07
you are really such a multitasker. i believe that it takes so much talent to be able to do this. it is also a talent to be able to do many things at one time, do you know that? some people always amaze me at how they can do some things altogether. this is because, i am never good at it. i have a neighbor who is able to finish her housechores fast because she knows what to do in order to get lots of things done at the same time. i tried to learn from her, asked some tips on how to go about it. until now, i have never learned the tricks.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
If i am tired,i only want to go to sleep and do not do any of the tasks at all.
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@terri0824 (4991)
• United States
11 Jun 07
I believe my full time job as an Office Manager helps me to be able to multi-task the way that I do. I've been doing this type of work for nearly 12 years. That is a requirement for this position, the ability to multi-task.
@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
11 Jun 07
Well, I can have the tv on, but when I'm responding to a discussion I don't really hear it. I do know I can't have a conversation with a tv or radio on, that's music or talk. I can't read with music on either or with the tv on. In fact, about the only thing I can do with radio & tv on is stitch or other crafts, even then I can mess up, but not too badly.
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@maryannemax (12172)
• Sweden
11 Jun 07
noise around us such as music or television shows take away our concentration to what we're doing. i am just like you elcbxn. especially when reading and responding to discussions. i can easily be destructed and i hate it. ... anne
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
ElicBxn,may be when you are doing crafts,you do not need to think or analyze by your brain,you only need to move with your hands,but when we are replying,we need to think and build up ideas ,it is impossible for us to hear and understand what the TV or radio is on.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
maryannemax ,but some members said that they can concentrate better with music on,I m not sure about the reasons behind.
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• India
12 Jun 07
Hi easy888! I do multitask too. Music wud be omn on my Computer and Tv would be on in the other room. I would have atleast 4 sites and messenger open on my Desktop.I alrternate between sites all the time.
@dpk262006 (56170)
• Delhi, India
13 Jun 07
Lovely, you appear extraordinary and special because you can perform multi-tasking! Good! deepak
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
11 Jun 07
Well when Im on mylot and can hear the tv too but I cant keep on loud. Because it messes up my contration. I tend to multitask I will spend alittle time answering discussions then I will start a couple of discussions.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
For me,i have to finish writing a discussion before i can start replying,i cannot do them at one time.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
11 Jun 07
I am a big multitasker.I have the TV on, my cat and dog run into my room every little while ,and i will stop a minute and play with them.Right now i have several things on hold that i should be doing and im answering on mylot...I have a lot of projects going on but when the pressure hits and i have to finish one i try to keep my mind only on what i am doing but it is hard,and i find that i sometime make a few mistakes..My mind runs here and there..It is very hard for me to stick to one thing if i have something else pending...
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
I think my mind will get messed up if i were to do so many things at the same time.i can only do things well only if i concentrate on them or i will stuff them up.
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@maryannemax (12172)
• Sweden
11 Jun 07
i don't like multi tasking. it takes away my focus from the most important thing to do. like when myLotting, i don't like to hear something more. i just want my ears and eyes concentrating on the discussions and responses. if i need to do something else, i finish doing other things before logging in here so i can be sure that i won't need to multitask... anne
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
hi,maryannemax,evem when i have switched on my television,it will be like a background noise,at particular moment,i will either focus on typing and replying or i will focus on the television if it is the news or other programme that i am interested on. I can focus on one thing only.
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• United States
11 Jun 07
Being a former paralegal I multi-task to the extreme, I will have several televisions sets going on at one, usually 6 browsers windows open doing a number of different tasts, I love multi-tasking, I guess all the years of doing it for my business I just got used to it and can handle many tasks at once.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
So that mean you can think of different things in your mind,for example,you are typing a reply in mylot,you can plan something else in your mind,can;t you? How does being a paralegal help you handle multitask well then?
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• United States
11 Jun 07
Spending the last 20 years as a paralegal we are taught that we need to multi-task many different responsibilities at the same time, I guess it carried over to my personal life, I can be involved in a television show or a movie and type at the same time, I read my typeing over, but I don't need to look at the keys on the keyboard to know what I am typing is correct.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
Oh,yeah,i can imagine how fast you can type without looking at the keyboard..For me,i have to look at the keyboard every time or i will have a lot of typos. I can imagine being a paralegal would be very hectic everyday,not only you could do multitask ,you should be able to handle pressure pretty well,aren;t you?
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@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
11 Jun 07
I cannot concentrate on one thing at a time. I give thanks for that to my Adult ADD. I am listening to the Cleveland/San Antonio basketball game as I write this. When I do something...I have to do at least two things or else it will not get done. Of course, I was one to either watch TV (or listen to the radio) and do my homework in high school. The only time that I got bad grades is when I had to do it in the quiet.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
LeBron James - He is a great player
What is the score right now? you must be a supporter of the Cavaliers as you are from Ohio.:) LeBron James is such a great player,i still remembered the time when the Cavs was before he joined as a rookie few years ago,he had lead the Cavs into the finals in few years.
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• United States
11 Jun 07
Cleveland 40 San Antonio 63 :-( It is 10:44 pm
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
Oh,the Cavs has to work hard then.
@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
11 Jun 07
When I am on here I have my TV on and I have three other site up at the same time and sometimes a poker site with all that. I can handle many task at one time. Hugs
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
Oh,can you play poler at the same time when you are replying?I reckon it will be very hard to handle it.
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@hoghoney (3749)
• United States
11 Jun 07
Yes I am in a poker tournament right now. when I get an email for here it notifiys me of it and then I will respond to it and then when it is my turn on the poker table my tab will flash and I will hop over there and then jump back here. right now I have four things going on at the same time.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
Are you playing with real money then?
@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
Hi easy. Multi task is my middle name, LOL. I like to avoid procrastinating, hence, you can see me hopping around my house doing ten things at the same time. There's my work to deal with. Laundry to wash, cooking, playing referee to my girls, cleaning my house, feeding my bunny, and you can imagine what the rest of my task. Its not chicken work but it is my obligation. While doing mylotting, I prefer to slow down a bit. I can multi task but I prefer to focus on each discussions properly. After a long hard day, I am grateful my brain is still in one piece.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
Being a parent,i can imagine how busy you are everyday,you do not have time to do single duties one by one and you have to take care of your children anytime,that mean you need to be ready for them no matter what you are doing,may be they will suddenly scream or cry and need your help while you are cooking.
@charms88 (7543)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
Being a mommy is not everyone's dream job. It's a 24 hour, no vacation, no rest and lots of headaches. But it is also a fulfilling job. :)
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Jun 07
I am always doing more than one thing like now whatching Rocky on Tv and writting you. I do loose some thought tho when writting on here
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
Oh Which episode??I also like Rocky.I like Rocky IV most.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
11 Jun 07
it was No 3 with Mr. T. we had a marathon on it yesterday
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
11 Jun 07
I am ussally watching a movie on tv or listing to music myself. I seem to get more done myself.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
So can you think clearly when you are listening to music or watching the TV?
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
11 Jun 07
yeah and also see what is going on on television.I sometimes go to promosquad which is a music site that you can rate music on. I do this and mylot.
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11 Jun 07
I would have to fall into the worlds worst multi-tasker category, but then again I am a man and men are typically assumed to be less good at multi-tasking than women, although we have science on our side to say that there are physiological/biological reasons for that to be the case. Give me one task at a time, I will complete it efficiently and effectively, give me more than one I might cope reasonably well, give me 3 or 4 things at once, and then I would have to prioritise.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
12 Jun 07
Multi tasking may just mean how to prioritise several tasks in order to get them done in a short time.
@jackli (203)
• China
11 Jun 07
hi, easy. I'm not multitask person too. I just concentrate one thing at the same time. huh. I envy those people who can do multi tasks at the same time. lol.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
I cannot do mulitask but we do not need to envy other people,we all have different ways in doing things.
@comentar (19)
11 Jun 07
i am not multi task person, i concentrate one thing at one time,i can't handle many task at a time.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
Me too.
@liranlgo (5748)
• Israel
11 Jun 07
Well i do have a special way of multi tasking, because my computer is somtimes slow, and it seems more efficient. But i can tell you that i do take every task very seriously, not differently then if i would have dealt with only one at a time.
@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
You must be good at multitasking as you are so busy in your life.Work ,study and mylot,you need to handle several tasks at one time in order to get all the work done.
@Calais (10900)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
Well sort of multitask. I have tabbed browser which I usually have a few open. But when I am actually doing something I do concentrate, otherwise I flick from screen to screen.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
:)
@jennybianca (12915)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
I am a multi tasker. When I am on the internet, I can respond to people, & give out best responses at the same time. Or I can be downloading emails, & logging into another program at the same time. I don't music or the TV going on in the background, although not too loud. I even ignore the kids fighting. People talkiing to me though, really distracts me.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
Oh,do your kids always fight each other so that you have already get use to it and ignore them.
@msvenzon (424)
• Philippines
11 Jun 07
I do multitask a lot. Whenever I'm logged in to myLot, I do have lots of other websites that I visit. I check my email, search for recipes and play games. I also watch tv when I'm at home and chat to someone online. Well, it depends on the situation where we need to concentrate on something in particular. Maybe if I'm studying or preparing for a report I would definitely shut down a part of me that concentrates on just studying. But as for me, I find it easier to study when there's music playing. It makes it very dull and quiet if I'm just facing the computer without any music.
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
But do you find the music distracing when you are studying or can you concentrate better with music on? Imagine if you are chatting with someone on the messengers,will you be distracted from your study?
• India
11 Jun 07
Hello easy888, i usually listen to music on my computer while i am replying in MyLot , i dont find it difficult to do two works at the same time i mean listening to music and replying to mylot topics , i usually play my music in low or medium volume so that it wont disturb my concentration when i m replying to mylot topics
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@easy888 (10405)
• Australia
11 Jun 07
But when i am listening to musics,either i will relax myself without typing anything or i will focus on typing without paying attention to the musics.