My multitasking addiction

I’ve noticed that I’m addicted to multitasking. I have a very hard time sitting down and watching something without doing anything else. I can’t have just one window open or one tab open in firefox. I feel this compulsive need to carry on 18 things at once, even though it stresses me out sometimes and I probably do each thing less well than I would if I just focused on one thing.

Why is this?

Maybe it’s because of the incredible rate that information is flooding our world. There are billions of blogs to read, videos to watch, discussions to join, friends to talk to, etc, etc. When I’m not doing those things, I feel like I’m missing out. I was missing out before the Internet, but it was such a pain to NOT miss out. Now, it’s only a click away, and if I’m signed on to AIM, these things often come to me!

I need to work harder to be more focused and more respectful of my own need for mental peace and occasional unproductivity.