My focus determines my reality. If I'm truly focused (playing football, reading a book, watching a film, talking to someone on the phone) I never hear my wife talking to me. Ever.
I can't multi-task.
But here's the thing, nor can anyone else!! Even my wife!
Focus doesn't work that way.
Multi-tasking is more than walking and chewing gum, Multi-tasking involves concentrating on doing more that two things at once at a higher level.
Try talking one on one to a colleague about something important and texting someone else at the same time. Won't happen. Scratch that - it could happen but the text and/or the conversation will be a train wreak.
A study at the University Of London showed that subjects who multi-tasked while performing cognitive tasks experienced significant IQ drops. In fact, the IQ drops were similar to what you see in individuals who skip a night of sleep or who smoke marijuana.
But wait, there's more - new research suggests the possibility that cognitive damage associated with multi-tasking could be permanent.
So, multi-tasking is bad for all of us. Even women!!
Try telling that to my wife, and she won't believe you!!