Are you good at multitasking?

United States
September 4, 2009 2:49pm CST
Don't you think it would be better to focus on one mission, one task at a time? Less errors, less mistakes, and you won't be rushing yourself much. Sometimes, be able to multitask is a must. For example, I always trying to make the best of online earning, and I am also greedy on earning more money from different websites. So, I usually would open up 3 to 5 tabs at a time. I would jump back and forth in my fastest speed to either post, click the ads, or come up something to write about. Mistakes and errors couldn't be avoided. So, sometimes, my earning will be lower than usual when I am focused. So, sometimes, focusing on one mission will be better, don't you think so?
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8 responses
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
4 Sep 09
There are pro and cons for multitasking. Before anything, despite most of people can - for some limited time - to handle multitasking, sooner or later they will find low performance and sometime head aches. Some poeple are able to perform multitasking and seems for them is a second nature. Yet, the number of tasks is limited and each must find is own limit. Of course, focus lead to better performances and in support comes the volks wisdom saying "one bridge at the time" ...
• United States
4 Sep 09
I still like to focus on doing one thing at a time. It will make me less headache, or less confusion when doing something seriously. I should learn to be focus sometimes.
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
4 Sep 09
Indeed, focusing is not allways something simple .. you have to face as well external factors which would make you loose focus (phone, kids, unespected noises and so on) but also internal. Brain may made ideas associations and while working something you may realize you start thinking to something else. Luckyly focusing is a trainable skill ..
@DeenaD (2688)
• United States
5 Sep 09
They say that women, and especially mothers, are supposed to me good at multi-tasking. However, I am not good at it! I cannot talk to another person while trying to complete another task, and I cannot do two things at once. My husband teases me by saying that I have the "old processor."
@wmraul (2557)
• Bucharest, Romania
5 Sep 09
"old processor" .. mwuahahahahahaha While I am a man and is suposed I would have to back-up my fellow gender, yet here's a variant of return-answer: "Yeah, is an old processor, but at least this is old processor does not stuk and give you a blue screen when I cook your breakfast .." or "Would you preffer a modern processor and able to perform 2 tasks at a time ? Such as doing "that thing" with you, night, in bed, and same time thinking to the more handsome mail-man ?" Is a bit rude but who knows .. :-P
@kezabelle (2985)
4 Sep 09
Of course it is better to give each task our full attention to make sure there are no mistakes but in real life that is not always possible, I have to multitask daily I have two children im forever trying to do somthing while amuse a small child at the same time you get used to it and get used to concentrating on both tasks I think in that respect multitasking becomes a second nature and less mistakes are made.
• United States
4 Sep 09
When facing children, you need more than multitasking. I sometimes have to babysit my girlfriend's two nephews. And they always horsing around the house, and hard to keep eyes on both of them. I was not allow to force them quiet with violence or threat. I must be gentle, and be funny.
@killersss (639)
• India
5 Sep 09
i would say no, m not so good at multitasking when i take up a task if m fully into it then only i do it properly but if m into many tasks at one time then i mix up everything and do everything wrong, i think women's are good at multitasking , don't know why but they really are good at it. i can do a max of 2 work at a time depending on what type of work i am doing.
@misisbau (317)
• Philippines
5 Sep 09
I am not good at multi tasking because my attention is divided and I can't do my best when I cannot concentrate on the task at hand.
• Malaysia
5 Sep 09
I used to be. These days, I must be growing old. I tend to be forgetful. so if I do multi-task, I will often get my son to complete the work for me.For example, I can blog and cook rice. But I need my son to watch the rice pot so that the rice will not be overcooked. I have no problem multi-tasking computer programmes. Still good here.
@NekoWashu (106)
• United States
5 Sep 09
I can't relate to the wanting to earn more money by posting, however, I am pretty good at multi-tasking provided it isn't with people. If it's part of my job I can concentrate easily on more than one task without losing focus, but people are distracting. Get plenty of rest and don't take your problems to work and don't bring work home and you can better keep your focus. ^_^ I can chat online or post, cook dinner, talk on the phone and take care of the pets at the same time, or get ready for work while making breakfast and playing a video game. Sometimes life demands that you be spectacular. ha ha ha
@dbabcook (390)
• United States
5 Sep 09
That is one of the things I have always prided myself on, I have never had a problem with multi-tasking. I don't know if it comes from all of my working years in the fast paced working environments with many deadlines or if it has something to do with being a homemaker now and taking care of and raising my daughter along with my partners son and daughter. Who knows, maybe it is a combination of both that keep that skill alive with me.