How do people do it?

1 02 2012

MULTITASKING! I suck at it! I truly envy people who have the ability to multitask.  I have tried and tried to no avail.  It seems that the harder I try to multitask, they more I focus on one task.  I desperately need to learn to multitask because it really stinks only being able to focus on one task at a time.

I try to multitask while working on powerpoint slides for future lectures, but I end up getting all consumed with making the slide perfect.  “Did I add too much information?” “Is that enough information?” “Can I draw that figure better myself?” The questions go on and on in my mind.

I try to divide my time so that I can get many things done within a day, but I just can’t seem to make it work.  I end up working on one thing for the vast majority of a day.  I will admit that part of that is my fault because I get very easily distracted on the internet.

Anyone have any ideas on how to beat this?