Human multitasking is the performance by an individual of appearing to handle more than one task at the same time, says a wiki-definition. Believe it or not the term is derived from the computer terminology, i.e., computer multitasking.
A perfect example of multitasking is what I am doing right now, listening to the radio, eating salad and writing this post.
Some believe that multitasking can result in time wasted due to human context switching and apparently causing more errors due to insufficient attention. However, a moderate multitasker as I am can not fully agree with this statement. Why? I’ll give you 4 good reasons why and I believe they will be enough to justify my point of view.
1. It saves your sanity – You need to be a multitasker in order to keep your mind clean from unnecessary information. For example, while your XX-annoying friend is talking, all you need to do is to be good at multitasking, like: nodding with your head, making an eye-contact, and yet not listening to a thing, make sense.
2. It saves time – Having my meal while I’m working, for example. But talking on the phone while driving, pray you avoid it. You need to combine compatible activities only.
3. It’s productive – Makes you perform more things for less time. I don’t waste time for consuming food, I do it while working or dating (thanks to my job I’m still alive).
4. It’s fun – Writing this post while I am listening to my favourite radio talk show sounds like more fun than just writing.