There is something to be said about working on and completing one task at a time instead of being torn between five different objectives. I have found that when I multi-task, not one of my tasks gets the attention it needs to be completed in the way I would prefer, thus creating more work for me in the end.
For me personally, when I follow-through with one project at a time, it takes less time to complete. I am entirely focused on the project at-hand and nothing else.
I am forced to multi-task at work every day. I am the sole Purchasing Agent for a multi-million dollar company. I am torn between incoming phone calls, a dozen sales reps requiring quotes and asking questions, resolving a shipping error, finding obsolete product, placing orders and rectifying incorrect invoices. I can be working on all of these things in a 15 minute time frame. This is most likely why some days, I am so mentally exhausted that I can do nothing but read a book or veg out in front of the television.
What are your thoughts on multi-tasking?