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Are you listening??

I'm noticing a lot of things that have been "normalized" in our society today. As of late, I've witnessed people driving down the road making TikTok videos, Facetiming, scrolling on social media, and texting. I've seen groups of people out to dinner and instead of talking, they're all on their phones.


I'm a "talker" and love to communicate with someone while I'm driving to my destination, or even listen to music to pass the travel time. Although my eyes are on the road, I've always believed that since I'm hands free, I'm successfully multitasking. Even if I'm at dinner, I've occasionally responded to a client or customer while being told a story but will immediately shift my attention back to the talker. In disagreements, I try to actively listen and show empathy for the other person's feelings... sometimes depending on the topic, I can be honest, I've "listened" just to respond back. In hindsight, in those instances I've missed a lot of the actual points being made because I was so focused on ONE thing that was said instead of the totality of the message.


So that prompted me to research further about multitasking and if that's truly a thing. This is what I found: "Multitasking can result in time wasted due to human context switching and make you prone to errors due to insufficient attention"


Weigh in #movers. Are you truly listening when someone is talking to you or are you distracted trying to multitask?





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Jessica
Jessica
16 de ago. de 2020

You're welcome!!

Curtir

No problem! That you for creating a safe place for me to do so! It’s a habit for me especially while on the floor at work. I agree, also if you stay ready you don’t have to get ready!!

Curtir

Jessica
Jessica
16 de ago. de 2020

Thanks for being transparent! I had problems with audio text in the past due to my Southern accent, so I disabled that. I wonder if others also experienced that and chose to quickly send a text...then that turned into a habit. I can also agree that if you can't balance, don't do it!!

Curtir

Good morning!! I think this is a good topic to share. I have noticed a lot of the same things while driving. A thought that comes to mind is wondering if people are making the time necessary to be tuned in to do things and when driving I agree as you stated handsfree is best, audio text is a great option too! I have been trying to be a better daughter, friend, sister, and girlfriend by trying to make sure those I love can feel they have my attention if it’s for a few minutes. I will admit my friends and family had to bring to my attention how they felt and I had to begin making a constant effort…

Curtir

Jessica
Jessica
16 de ago. de 2020

Great read and suggestion! I've never played the phone game, but will definitely bring up the idea at a future gathering. Once I saw the definition of the word multitask, I thought back and I'm sure I missed a point or 2 because I was distracted. I also thought about how it made the other person feel. I would imagine they felt as though what they said wasn't being valued. Thank you for the input!!

Curtir
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