Us human are not designed for multitasking, as we can only have a single branch of thinking going on in our mind (or a few, if the tasks is not complex or can be automated, like walking, and eating.). What we deemed as “multi tasking” then is basically our ability to jump from one task into another; therefore the more “multi tasking person” you are, usually simply means that you are considerably quick in switching your mind from doing one task to another.

However, switching our mind takes efforts; especially in conditioning your mind to the specific requirements and characteristics of the task to be done. It takes exercises and practices to be able to achieve the capability to “quick load” and “quick save” the custom mindset of different tasks needed.

To most people, expert or not, the biggest challenge in multi tasking would be to have the ability to “freeze” a thinking in its current state during “quick save”, and restore the thinking in its latest state upon “rethawing” during “quick load”; just like computers, this is the moment where you can be benefited with hardware tools to save and restore states and informations as much possible; take notes.

More notes are written down/recorded, the less your mental notes need to record. The less the notes are written down, then your mental notes would take bigger part in making the written notes comprehensible. Good notes records key points and keywords which could be related to your knowledge in general. That’s why the more knowledgeable you are, the simpler your notes will be.

So if you’re just beginning to practice or becoming a multi tasking person; take notes, as detailed as you need to. Eventually later on along the way you’ll find the equilibirum of how many you’d record physically, and how many you’d record mentally. (byms)

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