I always like doing a lot of things at once. In the end satu pun tak siap, kalau siap pon, resultnya so so lah. The reason why I multi-task is because, I have so much going on in my head, and sekejap sekejap ada je idea, then jadi tak sabar, rasa nak kena buat time tu jugak. Which in some cases is good, in case terlupa or idea tengah masuk and semangat tu lain macam.
The problem is, bila kita terjah benda tu tanpa proper planning. Without managing time properly, without setting priorities. Bercampur aduk dengan hal lain, terus kerja pun tak systematic, kerja tak teratur, resultnya tak segah apa yang diharapkan.
I notice there are a lot of job tasks that state 'multi-tasking' as one of it's requirement. I think, multi-tasking shouldn't necessarily be doing a lot of things at once, but rather a number of things, but at various stages and pace. You have to know how to manage and allocate each given task.
There was one documentary, can't remember the name of it. It had an experiment. Two guys were given multiple tasks to complete within an allocated time, I think it was around 2 hours, they had to:
1. Complete a dog house (carpentry/woodwork)2. Answer a certain number of e-mails, calls and reply to text messages.
Guy A:He focused on one task at a time. He did the dog house first. completely ignoring all e-mails, calls and texts.
Guy B:He multi-tasked. While doing the dog house, he answered calls replied to e-mails and text messages.
Guy A: Completed everything. The dog house, managed to answer all calls, e-mails and texts. Finished even before the allocated time.
Guy B: Did not complete the dog house. Did not manage to answer all the calls, e-mails and texts. Nothing was complete.
So, it reminded me of my mom nagging me each time when I'm supposed to be studying or completing my assignments or any jobs or tasks. She'd want me not to go online, social medias, whatsapp, e.t.c… Which of course I think most of us tend to do, sikit-sikit check FB lah, Twitter la, whatsapp, IG etc..
My excuse was always, I need those things to de-stress. But when in fact, it's really more of a distraction and makes what could have been done in an hour prolonged to 3 hours. And this experiment with guy A and guy B certainly proves and supports my mothers nagging.
So slowly, I've been training myself to do one thing at a time. Like me, for now I want to concentrate on finishing my degree. I decided not to take up any photography jobs. Dahla masih ada yang pending. I said enough. Put that aside, because I really have to get this degree done. And I think it works. But of course, the social media bit, is kinda hard to get rid off. I still tend to check my phone every once in a while during my assignments or studying, even if there isn't any notification coming in.
Since this is my final study semester, tomorrow is my last exam paper, I will be interning soon. I shall keep this experiment in mind. After all in my previous post, I did mention about 'change'.
This should also apply to other than work/studies. For instance, while hanging out with friends. Lepak semeja tapi masing-masing sibuk dengan smartphone memasing - not so smart. Bodoh pon ada. Social media is when you're home alone, dalam bilik. Ni dah lepak luar dengan member, pandanglah muka, jangan asyik pandang screen. Yang sedih even kat rumah pon pasangan suami isteri pon lebih banyak leka dengan smartphone dari berborak, anak-anak leka bermain iPad dari berinteraksi dengan parents.
This addiction is something really hard to get rid off. Sampaikan fon bateri kong pon jadi stress tak pepasal. Kacau mood. Padehal ada je teman kat sebelah. Technology has really made us a pathetic society.
So anyway, saja tetiba rasa nak membebel. Gonna start studying soon. Ni lagi satu perangai, time siang tanak pulun study, leaps 12 tengah malam baru nak study, padehal exam jam 8:45am pagi esok. Dah terbiasa sangat. Alasan, time ni je info masuk otak. Padehal kita sendiri yang train otak jadi macam tu. Tuhan dah elok-elok set masa malam untuk tidur. Haiyaaa. Marah dengan diri sendiri ni. Ok bai.