I remember priding myself on being a great multitasker on job interviews and at work. It comes off as something positive – right? Yet, I find the more I try to do at at the same time it seems I’m doomed to fail in everything.
I can’t even count the many pots and pans I have burned right through and had destroyed dinner simultaneously. Thank goodness a can of sardines or beans saved the day – numerous times…. So what happened? Do our abilities to multitask deteriorate as we age? Or maybe these skills get terminated once we become mothers? Because, everyone knows that is a major life change for a woman – no?
So when my husband helped me set up a desk in front of our sofa so I could watch the Oscars and work on the computer at the same time – thought of the multitasking I was getting myself into and I questions just how successful this would be. Well, I got nothing done it seems. My attention was elsewhere and yet I felt like I had to have this set up or else my anxiety was building up that I would be behind schedule.
(by the way I am thrilled for Natalie Portman for Black Swan – it is such a great movie and she’s spectacular in it) King’s Speech was my other favourite – but I was crossing my fingers for Toy Story 3! ;)
I have some success with multitasking, like doing pilates leg circles while in bed with my kiddo at bedtime ;D lol. And I do still set up dinner to cook while I’m at the computer working – but I now set the kitchen timer for a few minutes so I can stir the pot. But overall, this is not a great skill at all. At the moment I am an anti-multitasker. Gone are the youthful energized days fresh out of college and hitting the workforce – where “I am a great multitasker” was a huge strength. Fast forward 8 years – mom/ entrepreneur/ wife/ house cleaner/ laundromat/ chef/ personal shopper/ coffee bringer (honey, I’ll be right down ;) – and it’s a dying trend – so I think.
What are your thoughts….. do tell: Are you a multitasker?
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