Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Multitasking, Juggling, or Just Plain Craziness

  • When is multitasking productive?
  • When is it unwise to juggle several jobs at one time?
  • Do you-as a parent of little ones, a writer, an artist, a home-based business owner--find it more challenging to multitask as you grow older?
What Works for YOU?
      In preparation for the upcoming workshop I'm teaching at the Inland Northwest Christian Writers Conference in March, I'm researching Time Management, and would like to know what multitasking techniques work for you. Or, if you are someone who needs to focus on one task at a time, how do you keep your focus and avoid going bonkers when you're interrupted and/or distracted?


  1. Jeanette,
    I haven't figured it out yet; the last time I multi-tasked, I fell down 2 steps and broke my toe.

  2. Hi Jen -

    Hmm...I put laundry in the washing machine at the laundromat and then run around doing errands until it's done. During the dry cycle, which is longer, I'll dash to the gym. Does that count? Oh...and at the gym, I read books on my Kindle.

    Susan :)

  3. Sandi: Oh, NOOOO! So sorry to hear this. You'd better stick to one thing.

    Suze: That's what I'm talking about!

  4. Jeanette:
    I don't do well at multitasking. I throw clothes in the washer or drier,come up from the basement and get started on writing or catching up on the computer and I FORGET about the clothes. It helps if I set a timer. I don't always hear the machines running. If I'm somewhere quiet in my house, I hear the lack of washer/dryer noise. Still I need to set a timer. I have two of them. I need to establish that habit.


Oh, it's YOU! I'm so happy to see you here today, and look forward to reading your comments.