Why its hard to switch tasks – a comic strip explanation


 Image is a comic titled Why it's hard to switch tasks (Let's call it Tendril Theory); Simple line drawings illustrate the following text: When I'm focused on something / My mind sends out a million tendrils of thought / Expands into all of the thoughts ; feelings / When I need to switch tasks / I must retract all of the tendrils of my mind / This takes some time / Eventually I can shift to the new task / But when I am interrupted or must switch abruptly / It feels like all of the tendrils are being ripped out / That's why I don't react well / Please just give me time / To switch tasks when I'm ready.

This cartoon is courtesy of Erin Human of Human Illustrations.

Erin Human is a writer, cartoonist, and Art Director for Autism Women’s Network. You can find her writing at eisforerin.com and her cartooning is at humanillustrations.com.

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