I really enjoyed the multitasking exercise that we did in our GEDI class; it helped me to realized about the difference between mental and physical multitasking, the former does not improve our performance ( I thought it did) , and the latter is sort of automatic and mechanical ,something that we (women) are used to do .
Being dyslexic does not really help me in multitasking ; however women are genetically programed to multitask, WAIT A MINUTE… THAT IS A WRONG STATEMENT!! women are socially and culturally required to multitask !
I have always complained of how the feminist revolution has backfired on us. Women, please, do not get me wrong; I do appreciate the fact that now we can vote, access to education, work outside of our homes and many more rights that we have won.
I feel like women have increased their work load and the society expect way tooo much from us (women are mothers, wives, housekeepers ,gatekeepers, caregivers, professionals and still need to look forever fit,young and beautiful).
Women have been holding careers and jobs in many fields as men, but women are still being paid less than men and have increased their cardiovascular disease rate ( wonder why? lifestyle+ stress + never taking care of ourselves= heart disease and many more other diseases).
- Multitasking is not doing good to anyone, neither at professional level and/or personal level.
- Women have won some freedom, but still get less salary and even worst, women are still expected to perform their “female role/tasks” at home.
Great post, Ivy. Even though we know better, it’s hard to stop thinking, “I should be doing more.” I have to wrestle with it all the time. It’s something that I picked up in high school, or maybe earlier. Even though we can reason our way to the correct answer, it’s hard not to feel guilty or disappointed when we fail to get something done. I’m working on it – I think we have an epidemic of distorted reality and it’s hard to break 😉
I feel you!! and I agree it is an epidemic and it is contagious! I am trying my best to do not infect my daughter 🙂
Thanks for your nice comment!