Part of the pressure to multi-task comes from self-imposed expectations we impose on ourselves. As women, we believe we should be able to do it all.
We can't!! Attempting to do it all results in stress, exhaustion, tension, and one miserable woman. Taking tasks on one at a time allows you to give your all to that one task, providing an immense sense of satisfaction upon completion. Moving on to the next task then allows you to concentrate fully on that.
Doing it all is an extremely persistent urban legend. It does appear women are coming to the realization that it is a myth, as evidenced by more and more women returning to the homefront to be full-time wives and mothers. While that option remains a luxury available to few families, those that are unable to do so are in pursuit of a simpler, down-sized lifestyle.
Leave the multi-tasking behind. Take stock of what you have, what you need, and what you love. I guarantee you will find more time, more energy, and more joy.