Well, that was fast. Apparently I can not watch TV, visit with family, and blog at the same time. Go figure. I miss key points in the show-even a mindless one-I only half hear what someone sitting next to me says and I loose my train of thought while writing. TV watching, family time, and blog writing all become unsatisfying.
I do believe however, right or wrong, that this is a necessary skill that I must learn to master. I don't mean specifically watching TV and blogging at the same time, but serious multiasking at home. I have recently added enough things to my daily 'to do' list that I would be up late into the night to get it all done. I prefer sleep. So, tonight I watch and write. The person sitting with me has already left the room. :-(
Wait! What just happened on TV?!
So far, mulitasking at home this evening has included feeding the dogs, letting them out, etc. while beginning to read a book, Problogger, and writing and visiting while watching TV. I still need to get some time in with one of my online classes and I think it is only fair to get some downtime in, too. Isn't it? Fair, I mean.
I have this dream, this goal, that keeps me moving. And multitaskaing isn't really as bad as all that, is it? (I just edited this the next day because my writing here was fragmented, maybe I should take a second look at serious multitasking) After the dogs were taken care of and played with, after the dinner dishes were cleaned, after the dogs were taken care of, again, I was able to sit for 30 minutes to read my book undisturbed. And what is on TV this evening is not really anything that needs much attention. And as soon as I finish this post, I will go and visit again.
|Stella and Marley|
Now, go back to my question at the beginning of this post. What are some ways you multitask? When is it too much? How do you keep your multitasking from being too much? I welcome your comments.
Time to go visit.