6 thoughts on “Is multitasking a myth?

  1. Hi, you have such a creative mind. Like you generate an interesting and thought provoking content which gives accurate reasoning as well. I am not so much indulged in multitasking philosophy but would definitely appreciate your insigt towards human psychology. How can we relate it to our new generation?

    1. Cheers for the comment Arooj. I’m not a psychologist, but I do like to look at the way people think and approach problems.

      A female friend of mine once told me that men can’t multitask, only women can. I thought that was bullshit at the time but couldn’t think of a decent comeback…

      Our new generation is pretty much the same as the old. There’s not that much of a difference between us and the cavemen, except we’ve got microwaves and the internet, and we know that the world isn’t flat. Instead of hunting sabre tooth tigers with spears, we play Xbox and watch MMA on Youtube now.

      That doesn’t mean we haven’t got rubbish between the ears at times… At least now we can Google things and get a wider range of opinions to help shape our own ideas.

  2. Hi Simon,
    This is a superb post! Love it!
    I really believe that we should always focus on one thing as much as possible to boost our productiveness.

    Your post reminds me about a book I’m reading recently and it’s called “The One Thing” by Gary Keller. Some of your points are exactly the same as what he emphasizes in his book. They are great tips!

    Have you read the book? Or is this post inspired by the book?

    1. Thanks for the comment, and the compliment Jerry.

      I actually have “The One Thing” in my Kindle downloads, but haven’t read it yet.

      I’m currently too busy doing too many things at once… 🙂

      I guess another post I should make is “How to discipline yourself and manage your time”.

      For people reading this post, check out Jerry’s article about SSL encryption if you need help in that area.
      You can reach his blog by clicking on his details in the reply above.

  3. Multitasking is done all the time so it can’t be a myth. However it doesn’t mean multitasking is good to do. For example when driving, using a phone…the results can be fatal…


    1. Thanks for the comment James.
      Sure, it’s done all the time. But my point is that you can only really concentrate on one thing at a time.
      Once you start to thin yourself out, you lose much more than you gain.
      For example, you try doing two things at once…
      If you could truly multitask, you’d get roughly 50% results for each of the two things.
      But that’s not the case. You lose quite a bit more, and each task suffers much more than if you completed each one sequentially.

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