Studies have been done time and time again over the years, proving that if you multi-task, you may be accomplishing many things but you’re not going to do any of them well.
As I sat in my daughter’s room the other day, helping her to organize her closet while I put on my makeup I realized something. Those studies are liars.
I can’t NOT multi-task. I’m better when doing several things at once. Flash back to the months following the birth of my twins and I’ll tell you what – I wouldn’t have made it out of the fog of that time period without making many things happen at once all the stinking time.
Case in point: every time I fed them. Though I had big dreams of being the twin mama with the double football hold (google it if you can’t picture it), alas it was not meant to be. My Sadie wouldn’t breastfeed – it was bottle or nothing for her. I’d get Davis hooked up on one side of me, and hold a bottle for her while she was propped up in her bouncy seat. Since feeding them took most of my time (and I always had to pump her next bottle when I was done, sucking even more of my time up), it meant I had to get creative if I was ever going to leave the house. There were times I held her bottle with an elbow, went hands free with D (that boy has always been a great eater), and did my makeup all at once. Sometime I’d change a diaper in the middle of the whole process. My life was mandatory multi-tasking back in those days.
I still multi-task today, though it’s been a long time since anybody around here was breastfeeding.
No time for a workout? No problem. I do squats as I sweep the kitchen floor or calf raises at my bathroom sink while brushing my teeth. I’ve been known to use my children as weights so I can play with them while burning calories.
And I still put my makeup on while I feed them. Almost every morning you can find me in the kitchen applying mascara in between stirring scrambled eggs or layering cream cheese on bagels.
Honestly, I don’t know a mom who isn’t a champ at getting several things done at once, all while herding small people around.
So the studies? To heck with them. Here’s my own study, conducted over a period of 39 years: I’m better when busy. I’m good under pressure. Multi-tasking is where it’s at for me. That’s some real science for ya.
One way I love to multi-task? By shopping online while I accomplish my to do list. You can buy this dress online by clicking here.
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