Research states that multitasking is a myth By Take My Class. The brain can perform only one function at a time. There is always a pause in between two tasks with sometimes goes unnoticed. And this can also exhaust your mind and distract you from your focus. You can listen to songs while doing an easy task. Many students listen to soothing songs while working which somewhat helps them. It is recommended for you to focus on one task and do it perfectly.