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Posted 1/10/18 , edited 1/10/18
Yes, it's bad. Don't multitask while eating or driving.
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Posted 1/10/18 , edited 1/10/18

LingLingJuju wrote:

Yes, it's bad. Don't multitask while eating or driving.


That's not multitasking; that's endangerment, along with doing anything other than sitting/standing still at home while on the phone.
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Posted 1/10/18 , edited 1/10/18
It depends on what you are doing. . .
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Posted 1/11/18 , edited 1/11/18
It's a bad thing. I find it very annoying when my wife is answering phone calls, texts, emails, and updating her facebook page while we are having sex.
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Posted 1/11/18 , edited 1/12/18

niotabunny wrote:

depends on the situation, but since a human can't physically multitask they just assume they are. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_multitasking it is possible, but how many errors are being done. anyone can do so to a degree, but is if effective. not to mention can cause a lot of stress upon certain situations. I prefer to do one task at a time, complete and move on to another. I found out I can complete something rather easy and it's done so without many to no errors. I'm alright with this.


Agreed. Multitasking is a myth. Studies of the most productive people show they do brief, intense focus on a single task, take a break, then move to the next one (I think its ~52 minutes of focus, followed by 8-10 minute break). A lot of folk say they're busy all the time - and they are - but do you want to be busy, or productive? Do you want to do a lot of tasks resulting in little, or actually produce something of value?
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Posted 1/13/18 , edited 1/14/18
Multitasking is fine for the most part, depending on what you're doing. If it's menial tasks, go for it. If it's something of importance or something that requires a lot of attention to detail, maybe not. You have to use your own judgement to determine what's important though.
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Posted 1/29/18 , edited 1/31/18
I prefer to half arse just one thing instead of two
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Posted 1/31/18 , edited 1/31/18
I think it's a good thing if one could do it successfully or bad if they can't. A good example is a chef that can cook a whole meal at once as cooking it one at a time would be a waste of time and the first thing cooked would be cold by the time the last is cooked. Listening to music or podcast while working is also great (as long as it doesn't interfere).

I have a bad habit of trying to multitask projects that would be faster to do one after the other or losing concentration on one for the other. Even when listening to music while reading can be bad because I will randomly start listening to the song that I love and forget what I read.
Posted 1/31/18 , edited 1/31/18
Ask Megatask. He will show you the way. You just need to bring with you 4 arms and 8 legs. A USB stick and a watch
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Posted 9/1/18 , edited 9/1/18
Switching focus between tasks repeatedly increases a persons stress levels and reduces the mind's ability to catch errors.

What is it you're trying to multitask? Doing the ironing and watching TV is the sort of multitasking that works. Something like writing a story and drawing a picture is going to require a lot of mental switching and refocussing so will give a worse result for both tasks.
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Posted 9/1/18 , edited 9/2/18
My instructor in a car driving classroom state that multitasking is a myth in the lesson of distracted driving: drivers who attend to task other task like texting, phone call, laptop, or make up have a much higher risk of car accident.
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Posted 9/1/18 , edited 9/2/18
I can multitask simple things, but if I'm working on something complex, I need to focus.
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