I think at least 20% of the time I spend multitasking is spent trying to remember what it was I was working on BEFORE I was working on what I am working on now. (< -- Now a comic!)
Even though what I WAS working on before what I am working on now isn’t even what I started working on in the beginning — but at some point I must have given up trying to remember what THAT thing was and started working on something else.
Which is a shame, because I almost always start working on what I’m supposed to, only to end up working on and finishing something else entirely.
It makes me wonder if I shouldn’t simply start on something completely random with hope that my multitasking will be a more direct path to finishing the thing I really wanted to get done in the first place.
Yeah, that’s how I feel when I multitask.
Maybe I shouldn’t do that no more.
I don’t remember.
Guess I should write a blog post about it…
- Is multitasking bad for us? (PBS Oct 2012)
- Multitasking makes you less efficient, study says (Huffington Post, Aug 2011)
- Why multitasking may be bad for your brain (Health Magazine July 2011)
- Is multi-tasking bad for your brain? (Daily Mail Aug 2009)