i think multitasking doesn't really help..

Philippines
February 4, 2013 2:02am CST
i really value time.. i hate down time..so most of the time i do multitasking but i think it doesn't really help.. it even add more tasks! since you'rew not able to focus in what you're doing tendency is the quality of the other task is sacrifice. it even slows you down when you multitask...i've read in the internet it causes stress overload, also in reader's digest it multitasking confuses your brain and affects your memory.. i also read in the internet its linked to alzeihmer's disease.. so do you still like multitasking?
4 responses
@yume11 (183)
• Romania
4 Feb 13
I've never liked multitasking. First of all, I don't have a very good distributive attention. Sometimes, when I'm in rush and I have to do little tasks I can do them very well, but when the tasks are big and the time it's little... I can't succeed :(. I like to concentrate my attention on one thing and do that thing very good, than on 10 things and to not do any of them even a half.
• Philippines
4 Feb 13
you're right.. i guess we have to do things one at a time!
• United States
5 Feb 13
There are not many times during my day that I need to multitask. The only time I do the most multitasking during the day is when I am at home cleaning and taking care of my niece. Sometimes keeping a three year old entertainment can be a great multitasking job. Sometimes I am very tired after multitasking but I never thought it was linked to alzeihmer's or memory loss. So far I have not been afficted with such but I will keep a closer eye for those symptoms.
• Philippines
5 Feb 13
multitasking isn't really good for the brain's health..i checked this site : www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1205669/Is-multi-tasking-bad-brain-Experts-reveal-hidden-perils-juggling-jobs.html#axzz2K0JKvRy4... it's very helpful to me..you might wanna check it out..
• United States
5 Feb 13
Thanks I will read that articles :)
• Philippines
6 Feb 13
you're welcome sixntombstone!
@echoforever (5192)
• United States
5 Feb 13
There is someone who wrote a book about this. Its called "monkey mind" and i forgot the author. I am usually completely fine to multi task on a computer. It is when something or someone interupts me outside the computer. In which case i will sit here and literally ask myself "what am I doing?" because I will lose focus completely. I can do mnay things just fine if no one distracts me from it. But if an outside sourc is involved then, all is lost.
• Philippines
5 Feb 13
right...me too, when i do a lot of things at the same time but i end up losing track of those things one by one. in the office we deal a lot encoding and computer works and at the same time we need to take phone calls...when I answered the phone call, I didn't really said anything to the caller, I just picked the phone up and didn't know what to do next...when the person on the other line said "Hello, are you there?"... that was the time i realized i have to talk.. so funny..
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
4 Feb 13
That is very true but not in general. There are people who can really do multitasking and that's their skills. I'm actually doing this sometimes, but in online jobs, shifting from sites to sites. But I admit that after some days, I get stressed out and feels like my brain doesn't function well, so I take a break.
• Philippines
4 Feb 13
i agree..some people are really good at it, but yeah at the end of the week they feel burned out. my supervisor in our office is really great in multitasking, she updates our charts at the same time she can also answer our queries while she's doing it. but one thing i've observed is that she's very forgetful of little things..i'm not sure though if that's what she gets from multitasking.