danger of multi tasking...

@Zelmarq (11509)
Cebu City, Philippines
April 17, 2012 10:51pm CST
There's really danger in doing things at the same time, and I just reaped the products of that yesterday. I woke up at about 4am and decided it was too early to go down and cook so I went back to sleep and when the alarm sounded and I rushed downstairs and started making fire using dried wood. Well, I know I sound jurassic or primitive but thats what we are using at the training aparment, we dont have available electric stove but we have charcoal stove or wood can be used if there's no charcoal. I had hard time coz the wood is not that dry and I was not really motivated to do it with patience, wew, what a tuesday morning. When the fire was ready I cooked the rice first, then followed by the hotdog. I didnt know what came to mind that when I started cooking the hotdogs I also started hand washing my clothes, then a few minutes later I smelled something burning, and alas, I have cooked half charred hotdogs. Tsk tsk tsk, that's a real example of danger in multi-tasking. Who would ever like half charred hotdogs, but it was something I apologized for. I was ashamed of what I did, but they said it was ok and if its possible next time I should not multi- task. Wew. Thats was lesson enough for me to focus on the work at hand. Meaning, I cannot serve two masters at the same time, or else I would not have good results for both activities. I would have prevented it from happening if I just focused on the task at hand.
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7 responses
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
hi! i am very much fond of multi-tasking. i used to work, do my lot, talk on the phone at the same time. well i only do multi-tasking if i'm on the mood cause if not, i'll crash everything down. anyway, sometimes it helps a lot to have an ability like this. but you should not do it if you cannot manage. it may cause you danger really.
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@Zelmarq (11509)
• Cebu City, Philippines
20 Apr 12
yes, its also good to multi task than doing one task at a time, but there should be much focus and attention given to prevent doing things half heartedly. Thank you for sharing and have a nice day.
@obe212003 (2302)
• Philippines
18 Apr 12
Multi-tasking really needs a adequate appropriate time management and simply prioritizing what needs to be done first, carefully assessing if two or more tasks are done at the same time. It is also important to be more aware of the status of each task that you're doing simultaneously.
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@Zelmarq (11509)
• Cebu City, Philippines
20 Apr 12
yes i agree with you, we can do multi tasking but there should be adequate attention to the tasks we are doing to avoid accident and untoward incidents from happening.
@MoonGypsy (4615)
• United States
18 Apr 12
omg! i hate multi-tasking. i am also not very good at it. lol. i do it alot when i am on the computer. i play games, work my business, do my lot, and other things. i think that this is getting stuff done faster, but in fact things really go slower. i think we should practice just paying attention to just the moment in time. i think that's what we mainly have a problem with. at least that's the problem with me. i think i have adult a.d.d or something. lol. it's better to give a little to one thing, than no where near enough for everything.
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@Zelmarq (11509)
• Cebu City, Philippines
18 Apr 12
wow thank you for the prompt response to this discussion, i didnt expected i would have even one reply but thank you very much for the kind help. I also do mylot when im working wahehehehe, still multi tasking and blooging at the same time. Im miss multi tasker thats what I do but sometimes I get unfocused and my brain gets messy and all.
@samson1 (738)
• Jamaica
18 Apr 12
Hi Zelmarq, never mind. I'm happy that your recent experience at multitasking was a sobering one, as it could have been worse, causing you bodily harm, or loss of property, among other things. Take heart, as your friends were very generous to your efforts at cooking (smile). Anyway, nobody can get away from the fact that multitasking is a way of life for all humans, and some other living species of the animal kingdom. Should one decide to multitask, all one needs to do (although this activity may be difficult to be accomplished successfully at times, and/ or with regularity) is to prioritize and remain focussed at dealing with the more critical elements of the task being undertaken; based on the rank of importance one assigns to task. In so doing, one may ensure that the best results are obtained, or -as in the example you provided us with- one can salvage the best outcomes from out of bad situations.
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@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
18 Apr 12
I think as long as we can manage the task, it's not impossible to doing multi tasking. The most important thing is we must make sure if the task we do at one time can be managed in unconditional situation. So it really depends on what kind of multi tasking job you do. If you are counting money or doing a financial job then you better don't try to multi tasking your job with another job because it will be very risky for yourself. Do some jobs in a same time which we call it with multi tasking however can be done by human. We can listen and talking at a same time, we can also do something with our hands when we listen and talking at a same time. That's mean human are able to do multi tasking. The problem is only depends on our emotional control. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
18 Apr 12
Sometimes that is just the nature of the game, you have to attempt to do many things at once. Granted, as I'm sure many of us have learned the hard way, there are times where doing multiple things at once can really lead to a lot of problems, depending on what those multiple things are. And obviously, cooking is rather just something that needs to be focused on one hundred percent. Driving would be another thing and there are other examples. Sometimes, we can aimlessly switch between tasks while other things, it is just something where we have to just do the tasks that we need to do, a little bit at the time, step by step and then move on. I think the real problem is that the time factor. This twenty four hour in a day thing is so obsolete and does not fit the standards of society. But we need to make the most of the time and sometimes it is rather slow going.
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@carmelanirel (21108)
• United States
18 Apr 12
Some people have to multitask, one are those with children who have to cook and clean while watching the little ones. I think that is how I got to where I can do many things at once except one; I can't read. If I read I have to have no distractions or noise. So I guess each individual is different..:)