by Cecile Cinco
Multitasking can be productive or destructive to a person’s working environment, depending on how good or bad he or she can manage doing several things at the same time.
Generally, women are better multitaskers than men. Right this very moment, it’s 2:08am as my status bar shows. Manila time. After this post, I’ll be going to bed and grab the remaining 2 1/2 hours of sleep before I have to get up at 4:30am to prepare my husband to work.
A few hours earlier, I was doing the laundry. I have this washing machine at my kitchen about 10 feet away from where I sit now. I attach a small hose from the kitchen faucet to the washing machine. I have to do this at past 10pm because there isn’t enough pressure that passes through the kitchen faucets in our vicinity before that time. While filling up the tub, I was doing several tasks online. I actually have 12 browser tabs open. While one is loading I’ll go to another. After I finished the laundry, I took them out to hang outside. While hanging them, my mind was working on the gist of my current blog post. When I finished hanging the laundry, I went back to the computer to finally type what I had in mind.
Not everybody can do multitasking. Usually, the impatient (though impatient to finish) cannot concentrate on two tasks at the same time. With patience, though, it can be practiced.
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