Ever since getting ill, it seems my ability to multitask has really declined. Like, it takes ALL my concentration and focus to complete one thing/task at a time. I think this is why I struggle with holding down a job – most jobs require the ability to juggle multiple tasks at once. This just stresses me out, and yeah. How about you? Are you able to multitask?
I’m not able to multitask. I’ve learned to accept and live with that limitation. I’m able to get stuff done without having to multitask.
Lewis Black did a comedy skit that started with “You can’t multitask.” I agree with it.
No human brain can truly multitask. What some of them can do is switch quickly between tasks, or do one thing that truly requires thinking while doing something else that doesn’t require real thinking.
If it is switching between tasks that you are talking about, yes, I can. But, I’m on a low dose of medicine.
Yeah, I’ve heard that too but I still roll with the term “multitask” because most people know what that is. But yeah, technically it’s “switching quickly between tasks” like you said. Which I can’t do at all. I think it’s a symptom of the illness, not the meds. But I could be wrong
I wouldn’t know.
Obviously im not a doctor, but i agree. I cant “multitask” at all. I cant even hear two things at once. My brain focuses on one sound and ignores everything else. Its so annoying. I’ll be listening to the tv and my husband will say something and I’ll totally miss it. Im always asking for people to repeat themselves.
Yes I can multitask
I run a household with a large family. I have learned how to multi task so I don’t lose my ■■■■ on everyone. But when I get overwhelmed, I’m mad at everyone so that no one feels left out.
I’m bad at multitasking I can barely do 2 things at once. on the other hand My partner is an absolute mad lad who is constantly doing 5 things at once
I can multi task to some extent.
Multi tasking stresses me out. It’s not good for my health. And reduces work efficiency.
Maybe I can do a couple of very simple tasks simultaneously, but one form of multi tasking that I strenuously object to is texting while driving. I think most of that has gone away now. At least I hope it has.
Yeah jobs usually require a lot of multi-tasking. At work I try to not rely on my memory too heavily since I never know when I’m going to have a problem. I usually make quick glance charts so when I’m doing the work I don’t have to remember all the steps. So then if the phone rings and I’m working on something complicated, it’s not a problem because I have a chart to go back to and a note about what step I was on. It makes it easier to keep switching to just break all the tasks down into lists and not rely on my memory like most people do. So yeah on an average day with charts and a notetaking procedure to record what step I’m on I can usually switch tasks. But if it’s worse than an average day then yeah doing even one thing is a challenge.
If I am listening to a person speak and third person starts speaking my hearing blanks out. End up losing what both of them said. People around me don’t seem to have much difficulty doing this.
Dad could be watching TV while songs playing on his phone his landline starts ringing and he stops speaking on landline to speak someone else in person. I suffocate watching this happen.
I’m so bad at multitasking, it is dangerous when I try to hold a conversation in a vehicle when I’m driving.
I’m able to juggle and prioritize multiple tasks, but I have to concentrate on one at a time for maximum effectiveness. Trying to work on different things simultaneously is a great way to make mistakes.
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