It is currently understood that it takes 20 minutes or more to re-focus your attention after a distraction. Every time we hear a ping, we react.
I’m driving to the airport this beautiful autumn afternoon. I could be listening to my Italian lesson CD to make good use of time, but a pressing assignment is calling forth my multi-tasking prowess.
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My 17 years as a paralegal taught me how to multitask. I would be working on one project when another case needing attention fell into my radar, or my boss would hand me something else that could not wait.
Oh, I am the champion of multi-tasking, though not quite as good as it as I used to be.
Is there anything in life that doesn’t require multi-tasking skills of some sort or another? At any stage in life?
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Before becoming a full-time novelist, I made a career in law enforcement. Most of that time was as a 911 dispatcher.