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Is Multitasking Good Or Bad ? Practical Tips And Tricks Of Multitasking.

Updated on March 6, 2014

Multitasking is an art, an art which not many people can handle very well .For them, dealing with each and everything that comes their way becomes difficult in a well balanced manner. However there are most of the people who not only maintain a steady balance between things they deal with, but also accomplish very much at the end of the day. The question here in concern are that is this whole idea of multitasking a good thing? Does it have any benefits or is it just another way of straining our nerves ? To find the solutions to these questions it is important to observe some of the good and bad sides of multitasking below.

There are both good and downsides of multitasking. It is however better to maintain a certain balance between doing things. Only then a person can truly benefit from the art of multitasking.
There are both good and downsides of multitasking. It is however better to maintain a certain balance between doing things. Only then a person can truly benefit from the art of multitasking. | Source


Concentrating on the good sides of multitasking vividly show that it is one of the best modes of work which gives you an advantage of completing so many tasks in one time. This aspect of time saving is something that cannot be denied and is always associated with the concept of multitasking.

Not only this, the feeling of being productive at the end of the day is incomparable. You get a certain feeling of accomplishment which keeps you motivated for more and more work. To achieve and grow more, this advantage of multitasking cannot be denied.


Studies have shown that despite the advantages there are certain bad characteristic features that lie behind multitasking. The foremost of them is the stress factor. The continuous work, dealing with deadlines in a shorter period of time etc. are the issues that lead to stress and effect the overall general well being and the health of a person.

In the long run, the person who is used to multitasking may start to feel the low productivity and quick exhaustion. The work pressure invokes both mental and physical stress that ultimately develops fatigue and less motivation of doing things.


As mentioned above, multitasking have both its rewards and drawbacks .Rewards in the form of productivity and achieving as much as you can in a small amount of time while drawbacks in the shape of stress and fatigue for both physical and mental well being. However we really need to find a solution for deriving as much as positive consequences from the art of multitasking.

For that matter what I feel and term as more important is the art of balancing between the things and tasks to achieve. You have to try your level best to maintain certain equilibrium between managing errands and responsibilities. This is the best and the most applicable solution to deal with the art of multitasking. It all depends on you and your strategy that how you deal and manage between various things that come your way throughout the day. But balance is the key factor while achieving the best out of the approach of multi tasking.

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The fact that over the period of time our life styles have taken a turn towards constant daily activities cannot be ignored. With the changing work environment and styles, the habit of multi tasking seems to be a must for many people. There are certain very applicable tips and tricks that won’t lead to the multitasking stress. With them you can stay energized and productive all day long. Below are some of the guidelines which if followed can make multitasking a better experience.

  • Develop habit of making a thing to do list.
  • Deal with the most prioritized tasks first once you begin your day.
  • Try to get rid of the distractions around you. Try to work in an environment that doesn’t shift your focus from the immediate tasks at hand.
  • While working on computer, staying away from the social networking websites, instant messengers or just an online browsing to read news and articles is helpful.
  • Cell phones are another source of interruption. If possible either you can switch them off or keep them on silent mode so that your concentration purely remains on your work.
  • Learn time management, stay organized and try to figure out under what conditions and time you work more and best.

Thus multitasking is all about your strategy, how you adopt a certain line of work, and how you manage it with total balance and efficiency bringing out the best and be successful in whatever work you do. Every individual has his or her own way of doing things; it is entirely dependent on how you manage your own capacity of performing tasks and achieving your objectives in a good or bad way.


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Learn through some simple and easy to follow habits and tips to increase your intelligence and productivity levels.

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    • learner365 profile imageAUTHOR

      Saadia A 

      8 years ago

      allwyn805.....Thanks for leaving your comment. It is i believe, all about how you set your priorities whether you take up multitasking or not. Each and every individual has a different way of handling and dealing with things!!! Multitasking might be invoking complexity but then it also at the same time lets you handle the complexities well. In the end ,it is all about individual choices how you choose to work!!!

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      8 years ago

      Why do always have to compete with time? why not streamline or rather sequence things in order of importance and then do them in that order. Understand it may not be possible in all situations, but the single downside of multitasking i.e. stress, is in itself a reason not to make it a habit. Also the only thing that's equally or rather more important than time is health, right!! In my opinion multitasking kills simplicity and invokes complexity.

    • learner365 profile imageAUTHOR

      Saadia A 

      8 years ago

      Thank you dwachira for your feedback on the Hub.Indeed multitasking saves you much time and you tend to achieve a lot in the end,thats what makes it best mode of work for me as well.

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      Danson Wachira 

      8 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      I multitask a lot, even here in HP i do because it saves me time and i can complete a number of tasks. This is a great hub learner365. Voted up, useful and shared.

    • learner365 profile imageAUTHOR

      Saadia A 

      8 years ago

      Lol thank you for your wonderful comment precy is true that when a person gets down to multitasking things like burnt fish happen...:D but look at the brighter side you get to cover so many other things in a good way.

      Thank you very much your appreciation,voting up and sharing.Much appreciated :)

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      precy anza 

      8 years ago from USA

      Really informative hub! When I read the title about the multitasking, I laughed as I imagined myself. Lol. And yeah, you're right it has good and down side. Laughing at myself as I remember doing a laundry, frying fish and using the internet at the same time. The bad side, I got a burnt fish. Lol. Voted up and shared! :)

    • learner365 profile imageAUTHOR

      Saadia A 

      8 years ago

      Hi Sandy Frost...Thank you for stopping by and leaving your great comment. Multitaksing does have advantages,all it depends on how we utilize and deal with everything. Instead of giving up ,it is always best to give multitasking a try. All it is required to do is to develop a habit of handling two or more tasks at one time. The whole idea can turn out to be very productive.

      Thanks again for your comment and your vote up.I appreciate that :)

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      Sandy Frost 

      8 years ago from India

      Yes, I do agree, multitasking can have it's both sides, either good or bad. Usually, when we come up with such terms, it reminds about computers (or other machines) as a couple or more of tasks can be handled simultaneously in a sole period but in case of human beings, it can vary from person to person and it is quite different from machines. It can be a subject of practise for many peoples as it depends on how much stress level a person can bear while coping with many of works at the same time. Many persons give up by saying that they can concentrate on a single piece of work in a single hour while many of them become habitual with such a habit and they deal effectively with a number of works in real-time. Though, it can be said that multitasking fluctuates attentions given by a person on a single piece of work but it also comes up with few good advantages like time management and strategic planning as one can do best utilization of his or her time if practiced it successfully.

      Well, thanks for sharing this useful and informative hub. Voted up.

    • learner365 profile imageAUTHOR

      Saadia A 

      8 years ago

      Hey CloudExplorer...good to see you here :) It is funny indeed that we are living in a world where we have to learn the balancing act ...which seems to be a difficult task at times but never mind a man's got to do what he has to :)

      I appreciate your appreciation and the sharing as well.Thank you again for your visit,its always good to read from you !!!

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      Mike Pugh 

      8 years ago from New York City

      Whats funny is that me & MissOlive just we're talking about the whole balancing act thing, and I brought up the convo with her. The funny thing is, it must be something that we learn over time and more like a sort of evolution today, especially with online everything going on.

      This hub is truly informative in every way, and I appreciate the time you've took to share it with us all. Voted up and it has already been shared on many locations outside of hubpages, nice one Learner365.


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