For many years, my matrimonial partner told me too many times that men could not multi-task the way women do with ease. Over the years, I zeroed in on studies that debunked the whole idea of multi-tasking. (e.g. http://alturl.com/g8n43 from NPR in 2008)
Now I come across an interesting article about something called “polymathing.” Worth reading: http://bigthink.com/praxis/how-to-be-a-polymath .This quote sums it up for me: “Adding new activities to my plate—not just any activities, but stuff I really enjoyed doing and had some affinity for—seems to have given me a new source of energy, and sometimes when I’m exhausted I’m also, strangely, exhilarated.”
Go be a Polymath!