I consume a lot of things, most certainly more than I produce. As a human living in the United States it's pretty hard not to just consume content all day long. There are so many movies and TV shows to watch(especially with the dawn of Netflix), books to read, articles to glance at on the internet, social media feeds to complain about, and photos to scroll through. There is just so much to take in.
Today, I wanted to do both, which I learn time and time again, you can't really do. Multi-tasking is a great thing, but you'll never put your full energy into just one thing. When I sit in my tiny studio with the intent to work, I turn up some techno music or mindless top 40s pop and get to work. If I have a movie playing in the background, or a newspaper next to me, work will not be done. Multi-tasking is possible, (as far as whistling while walking or even talking while washing a car) but it's completely different from true multitasking, which I'm pretty sure doesn't exist.
True multitasking would be the ability to produce and consume at one time. Say you're watching an episode of Game of Thrones while writing a blog post. If you want the blog post to be good or coherent at all, then you need to put your full attention on it, however, if you want to keep up with the thousands of characters in Game of Thrones, your full attention should be on that too.
I'm positive it can't be done. True multitasking doesn't exist. You just can't fully consume something while also fully producing something, yet, I'll still always try.