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Multitasking, or not, as the case may be. - helen-louise
Multitasking, or not, as the case may be.
For me, one of the main differences that distinguishes good from bad mental health is my ability to multitask. When I'm completely mentally healthy, I can multitask easily and if I'm trying to work and get blocked for some reason, I can switch to something else. When I'm not so mentally healthy, I get a single track mind and if I get blocked on whatever I'm supposed to be doing (e.g. because I can't get the papers I need), I can't get anything else done either. All my ability to focus is tied up with what I'm supposed to be doing and can't, and I don't know how to get it back so that I can concentrate on something else.

I think I've known this subconsciously for a very long time, but never actually articulated it before. Huh.

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wateryfowl From: wateryfowl Date: 11th August 2010 20:56 (UTC) (Link)
Mostly unrelated, but does the term articulate extend to written mediums?

I suppose it's an extension of how said extends to written conversations online, although I am not entirely sure that is applicable.
firecat From: firecat Date: 11th August 2010 20:59 (UTC) (Link)
When I get stuck like that, the only thing that reliably works is sleep. Sometimes physically changing my location for at least two hours helps.
tirnoney From: tirnoney Date: 13th August 2010 09:54 (UTC) (Link)
I notice exactly the same thing. Normally I would be eating, reading something on t'internet and watching tv at the same time. Then first the multitasking goes and then after that my ability to concentrate on anything at all disappears. Luckily the final stage doesn't usually last that long.
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