I can't multitask, at all, but that is a good thing. When I am at work I can be doing everything at once, but forget key aspects of what I needed to get done with. When I am home I try to get stuff done, all at once, but then notice I haven't actually done anything. I can give myself a full work load, the problem arises when I try and do it all, all at once. Now you might think that this is holding me back from true success, but I disagree with you! All you "multitaskers" out their are stretching your brains so thin that nothing is given 100%. I have Dr. proof! Some Dr. Guy named Dr Guy Winch, author of Emotional First Aid: Practical Strategies for Treating Failure, Rejection, Guilt and Other Everyday Psychological Injuries, says this...
Let's Get Focused
"What you call multitasking is really task-switching. When it comes to attention and productivity, our brains have a finite amount. It’s like a pie chart, and whatever we’re working on is going to take up the majority of that pie. There’s not a lot left over for other things, with the exception of automatic behaviors like walking or chewing gum. Moving back and forth between several tasks actually wastes productivity, because your attention is expended on the act of switching gears—plus, you never get fully “in the zone” for either activity."
Look at this schmuck, he has no idea that he is actually doing nothing with his time. I bet he is surfing Twitter right now to see whats going on. He isn't going to get a thing done! Even me, I started writing this awhile ago and I got distracted by hunger and #XtremeShakespeare post on Twitter.
You can only imagine how your work suffers from you not being in the zone all the time. Nothing will ever get your full Attention, so the chances of little mistakes happening, is extremely high. Men please do yourself a favor, stop multitasking. Fill you to-do list but then do one thing at a time until everything is done. This will allow you to put 110% in every task. This information can help you be a better lover, father, friend, and worker. Use this to your advantage.