Saturday, March 19

The black hole of multitasking

Right now I am doing way too many things all at once.

  1. I have 8 tabs opened on my browser
  2. I am working
  3. I am reading blogs
  4. I am reading the New York Times
  5. I am writing this blog entry
Moreover, my mind is in a million places reflecting on how I will spend my time for the rest of the day. I feel that I have so many things that I could be doing that I try to do them all at once. This means that I'm not doing any of them well.

This behavior goes against my basic principle of quality over quantity, and it makes me feel as though time is passing and I'm not really engaging in what I am doing. So, I have closed all but 3 tabs on my browser, and once I finish this post I am going to try to focus wholeheartedly on my work.

Here is a New York Times article titled "Shortcuts--Multitasking Can Make You Lose...Um...Focus"

Here is a post from Zen Habits on "The Magical Power of Focus"


  1. I so feel you on this one. Sounds like my day. . . add in a wild child. :)

    Visiting from weekend wander. Great blog, newest follower.

    Have a great weekend!

  2. six tabs open, lots of work to do and here I am visiting your fine blog :) It was worth it to take a moment to say hello. Vising from FTLOB. Happy Sunday!

  3. That's me every day... It's a miracle that I ever get anything done!!! Those were great articles you shared - thank you!

    I'm a new follower from today's FTLOB blog hop. Happy Lazy Sunday!!


  4. hehehe I always have 6+ tabs open at a time... for me that's totally normal! stopped by from FTLOB- great blog! :)

  5. I share your goals... and I fail as well from time to time.....
    But that's part of it... always striving to do better!

  6. Oh, I feel ya. (Stopping by from Comment Love day.) I'm constantly trying to do too many things at once and never do any of them well :) Perhaps I need to read that NY Times story.

    I hope you had a great weekend!