imho, it could be hard (if not impossible); here is a quote from "FOR MEN ONLY" ( Shaunti and Jeff Feldhahn) :
Picture this: You’re on your computer, moving between six or seven
open screens on your desktop. Perhaps you’re juggling three or four
Word documents, an Excel spreadsheet or two, and your home budgeting
program. In addition, your e-mail program and Internet browser are
running, and your computer is playing your favorite Webcast radio
program. It’s a digital Grand Central Station.
Now add another dimension: Imagine that some of the open files and
programs are actually weeks old and have been running there in
the background the whole time. Even worse, your computer is infected
with spyware that keeps causing annoying advertisements to pop
up. You’ve tried to close these unwanted files and pop-ups
many times. You’ve installed anti-spyware programs and rebooted
But those pesky things just keep coming back. The best you can do is
to minimize or ignore them so you can focus on the other half-dozen
tasks you’re actively juggling at any one time…
Welcome to a woman’s mental and emotional world—a world that
has probably affected yours more than you realize. Here’s what our
- First, most women juggle multiple thoughts and feelings at the same time.
- Second, about half of all women have stored thoughts or feelings from the past that regularly pop up into active mode whether they
want them to or not.
- Third, women seem consistently unable to close these windows as easily as men can. Our survey shows that the vast majority of women just
aren’t wired to easily ignore unwanted thoughts. As one
woman said: “The best I can do is to ‘minimize’ the other
windows, not close them. I’m not actively thinking about those
things every minute, but they aren’t gone, either. And they
often pop back up and become active when I don’t want them
Here’s a way that you can almost certainly relate to what this feels
like. Imagine that your company just lost its biggest client,
and at 5:00 p.m. on Friday your boss says, “I’ll need to see you in my
office first thing Monday morning.” If you’relike me, your weekend is
ruined, and anxious thoughts wreak havoc until Monday arrives.
Your normal ability to compartmentalize is compromised by
the magnitude of the concern. Women aren’t that dissimilar—it’s
just that their magnitude threshold is far lower than ours. Just as
you couldn’t close out the anxious thoughts about what might happen on
Monday, she can’t close out all sorts of open windows.