I used to pride myself on the ability to multitask, just as most women do I suppose. But I shit you not when I saw the whole multitasking bizzo has gone made, almost insane with me, and I know that I am not the only one!
The ability to just sit and be now is a concept that is rare and also hard for most of the people I know to undertake. I definitely think it has a link to our mobile phone and social media usage but I’m a bit time poor to locate any actual evidence to back up my claim. Picture me the other night for instance, kids were in bed, Hubby making his lunch for the next day and me sitting on the couch with the TV on. I was crocheting Princess her blanket when I received a text message, and BAM, here’s where it all starts. So I am sitting there, watching TV while crocheting, texting back a friend who has asked me a question, then getting on my ipad to answer said question, all the while asking Hubby for his advice too. I mean, what the actual hell!! FIVE THINGS at once!!
And to bring my point home people, I will take you to me, sitting here right now! I am typing away here, while I have the TV on in the background (Ellen if you must know), in the background I am loading and editing photos, Facebook is open to check what else is going on in Bloggy land, I’m receiving text messages off my SIL while she has the kids in the city for the day, all the while between keyboard strokes I am also eating lunch and checking instagram occasionally! SEVEN THINGS people seven!! Please tell me I’m not alone in this??
What happened to the days of having a child free day and just sitting reading a book or watching a movie and nothing else!!?? I’m not sure what compels me to multitask to the point where I don’t have enough hands to complete the tasks, maybe it has something to do with being time poor and always wanting to feel connected to the virtual world? Whatever it is, I’m logging off right now so that I can eat my lunch without multitasking.