“To do two things at once is to do neither.” – Publilius Syrus, Roman slave, 1C B.C.
I was just listening to some music and planning our dinner menu, while watching TV, writing a blogpost, shaving, and playing the flash game Multitask between glances at my googlereader feed when I realized that despite my attempted super-productivity, I was actually being super-unproductive.
No surprise there, apparently, because science says those who multitask most, suck most at multitasking. That’s me they’re talking about.
It makes sense. Multitasking (if you’re doing it right) is really just compounded distraction. This obviously makes you less efficient and less focused, it also adversely affects learning. Meaning you also struggle to learn how to multitask effectively.
This is all well and good when you’re trying to protect your brainspace from the drudgery of your boring job, but when you’re forking over your life-savings to go back to university) you better pay attention. So I’m planning on killing the multitask and resurrecting the monotask.
Single. Minded. Focus.
Of course, if shit gets crazy on the scholastic front I reserve the right to throw down the occasional doubletask, and come term-end time I may need to quickly tripletask on a couple of issues, just to keep my head above water; but I will not go back to the multitask.
From now on there is absolutely, probably, no way I would start something else befor