“Your conscious brain cannot multitask. If I’m speaking to you and checking my I-Phone at the same time, I’m doing neither. This is why our society is frazzled; this misconception that we can consciously do more than one thing at a time effectively.” Deepak Chopra
I had a colleague once tell me that a person that multi-tasks never successfully completes anything. He told me about a study that concluded that if a person checks an email multiple times a day never fully concentrates on any one thing, but if a person dedicates time to go through emails and retrieves from checking it for the rest of the day that person performs better in each individual task. Unfortunately, with three kids and a husband, it does seem impossible to not have to multi-task. I complained to him about not receiving perfect scores on one of my essays and he reminded me that if I am multi-tasking while writing, then I brought upon my “A-.” Ouch! An “A-” in Grad school seems like the worse thing because it feels like you are there, but not quite. The above quote seems so true as I’ve experience this on a daily basis, however, mothers and wives are not always capable of being exempt from multi-tasking.