Friend said.....My lot is Bad...!!

@nupats (3564)
India
May 25, 2008 10:53pm CST
a friend of mine spent 8 hrs mylotting after she just joined...she told me this is so addicting...money is not all that grt max a dollar..and the whole day she sat in front of her Computer...neglected her house chores and also did not spend quality time with her child...she was felling guilty abt having done this... she said mylot is bad bcoz she got hooked to this..!! did u ever feel the same...as of now i m also hooked to mylot more so bcoz i really enjoy this but yes i m spending lesser time with my child and house is in shambles...pls share ur views
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18 responses
@gerald_lian (2193)
• Australia
27 May 08
Haha, I guess mylot is indeed very addictive because I guess we just love to discuss about things in life! But, I guess you and your friend really should convince yourselves what really should take priority in your lives and things that should be done first should take priority. I remember an analogy of putting rocks and sand into a bucket; if you put the rocks first into the bucket and then pour in the sand in, you are more likely to be able to fill the bucket nicely, but if you put the sand first then try to put the rocks later, you are more likely to be not able to fill the bucket nicely. The rocks are those priorities in life, we should concentrate on them first before doing other things like mylotting (analogous to the sand). Remember that mylot will always be here, and it won't run away. There will always be some time for you to come back in future....all the best!
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@nupats (3564)
• India
27 May 08
grt thinking...the rock and sand example is just too good...i will also try and finish with the rocks first...thanx a ton...for ur valued views
• Australia
27 May 08
Haha, I shouldn't take all the credit for the rock and sand example....I actually got that example from a time management workshop I went to just weeks ago. I also felt that it was a very good example too. I guess if everyone puts that example into practice, everyone will have good time management skills. By the way, thanks for the best response! Didn't expect that in any way, considering many other good responses I see on this discussion. Have a good day and week ahead!
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
26 May 08
Well, in certain ways, it means that myLot is good. It really has the things what people want and enjoy. That's what makes it addictive. In fact, I am also addicted to myLot now, spending as much time as I can. Well, ofcourse, I shouldn't be spending more time than I should !
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@nupats (3564)
• India
26 May 08
same here friend i find difficult to keep away...happy mylotting
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• United States
26 May 08
I try to limit my time to the amount of posts I do in a day. Say ill get on and post 5 times and get off this helps me to manage my time spent on mylot better.
• United States
27 May 08
It's all about managing your time. Make a list of things to do. Do them, then get on and do mylot. Yes it takes up time from mylot but you are getting the things you need to get done and your not pulling to much time away from your kids. trust me this is what I'm doing now and things are still going great
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@nupats (3564)
• India
27 May 08
thanx dear...will try to follow wt u said...
@metschica25 (5407)
• United States
27 May 08
I think when you are a newbie you will spend much time on here . You have to get the lay of the land . I kinda Am hooked myself too. This mylot would never get in the way of all the above though.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
27 May 08
yes i am new so i find this all the more exciting like a small kid i wanna do this and that and so many discussions...WOw this really rocks...but need to get away a little..happy mylotting
@suz1000 (160)
26 May 08
I do really think we have to limit how long we spend on here, I only spend the time I have t spare n here, after works done and paperwork and house stuff. I would hate to think I had neglected anybody or anything just to earn a few pennies.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
27 May 08
u r right my friend...will try my best to deaddict myself..thanx 4 ur views
@rsa101 (13336)
• Philippines
26 May 08
Oh I really think that you should also limit your being hooked to this site. I think its a matter of time management that she has to do with it. I really think that Mylot is kind of helpful in trying to open venues for our own opinions and views on different kinds of issues that affect our lives but then it should be the individual's responsibility to be able to control her time for mylot and hie personal life. She should not blame Mylot for her failure in family and personal life as Mylot has nothing to do with it.
@nupats (3564)
• India
26 May 08
i agree with u...i m trying to restrict myself as well..bcoz this is oh so addicting..Happy mylotting
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@sissi320 (328)
• China
26 May 08
My situation is not so bad as I haven't spent so much time on it, and maybe that is the reason why my earning is so little. But I am satisfied with it as my purpose here is to improve my English.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
26 May 08
u have a grt motive for mylotting i am actually very happy to hear this as a reason...good luck friend...u r very sincere and honest..keep it up..good to give quality time to ur family...
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• Philippines
26 May 08
Well, for me I couldn't say that mylot is bad because I am also hooked up to mylot. Since I am only going to the net to log on, I have some liited time on a day and sometimes I have a lot of time speding here. But Mylot is a good thing to me. I leanr a lot from here and I am addicted to this site. But is is not bad. it is jus a matter of time management.
@nupats (3564)
• India
27 May 08
u r right celestial...happy mylotting
@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
26 May 08
Hi, I feel the same too. I spend a lot of time in myLot and I can say I spend almost whole day in from of my computer for myLot. I have neglected my family members and I have neglected my chores. I think I should control myself and arrange my time properly. MyLot is too addictive and once I'm here in myLot, I can't stop myself finding and responding to discussions.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
26 May 08
i do the same..but i m trying to get rid of addiction part...good luck to u too
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@sdas86 (6076)
• Malaysia
27 May 08
Hi, Best of luck to you too.
@Chadanne (253)
• Philippines
27 May 08
Dude, I think you and your friend should balance your life. Your kids are suffering because of your addiction. But it's good that you realized it before it's too late. You don't want your kid saying "mom/dad is always on the computer not taking care of me.".. Ouch.. Maybe you should take them to the park or mall today and spend some quality time.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
27 May 08
thanx friend i dont wish to hear that so yesterday i was off mylotting i did take him to the mall and showed him a animated movie in the multiplex...belive me he was so happy with every song he wud get up and dance...
@guruguru (14)
• China
27 May 08
it is two-edged,the status is how can you get the available side of the edge.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
27 May 08
thank u ..will keep in mind
@neelygal (1022)
• Bahamas
26 May 08
I am guilty of this too.Some days I am here off and on all day.My husband is getting angry ablout it but I cant help it I am addicted to mylot.What in the world are we going to do?I feel that I need this to vent some of my frustration with everyday life.I need a break from kids and chores and I think I deserve it and so do you.Am I right?
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@nupats (3564)
• India
27 May 08
same here so now i try not to do Mylot in front of him...he gets irritated...this is indeed a stressbuster..and is GRT...Mylot Rocks
• United States
26 May 08
MyLot IS addicting. However, I think it is important to limit your time on here and do other things with your time. This isn't a place meant to earn you money, it's a place to gain information and have fun, while earning a few cents here and there :-)
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@nupats (3564)
• India
27 May 08
it sure is addicting i get up pick my tea and there i go mylotting...earnings are not anything GRT...something better than nothing..cheers
• United States
26 May 08
When I first started here on Mylot a long time ago, I had dial-up and I would often spend many hours here like your friend. Also, I didn't get paid hardly anything. But, after a while, I get tired of it and go on to do other things. So, I don't worry about being addicted to this site. As for getting paid, I feel that it's pretty good compared to a lot of sites. When I'm here, I'm also doing other things on other sites, so it's pretty productive time spent.
@nupats (3564)
• India
26 May 08
good for u friend ...i have a broadband...and i do online financial auditing for a company so my concern is i end up using my GBs here....and i find this more intresting..happy mylotting
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@chubibo (295)
• Philippines
26 May 08
yes mylot is addicting but it doenst mean that its bad.its you who controls on what you are going to do..i suggest you have to have a time management.. happy posting!
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@nupats (3564)
• India
26 May 08
u r right my friend...i need to unhook myself also a little..hapy mylotting
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• United States
27 May 08
I dont know how old your kiddo us Nupats but I try to stick to mylotting during my little ones nap time and then later at night when shes in bed. Shes only five months so of course she requires much much attention. But mommy requires some sort of escape. Although since I am mylotting during her nap time by house chores area really lacking. I gotta get this laundry done!!!
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@nupats (3564)
• India
27 May 08
my kid is three years old so if i dont pay attention he starts to mess things up or breaking my decorative pieces..take good care of ur angel she is so small..
• United States
27 May 08
Oh I will. She will be breaking things before I know it I'm sure. ahahha
@bieke81 (1069)
• Belgium
27 May 08
Being hooked is something you need to control. 'Cause I know I'm easily on the internet 24/7 if I don't watch myself, I use a timer. I get 30 minutes each day on mylot and two to three hours (depends on the days and amount of work) working on the net. In the morning (before the kids get up) and the evening (after the kids are in bed) I'll read mails and blogs. And sometimes I will read on Mylot in the evening too. But that's not often. If you find it hard to control yourself, do like me, and use a timer, it'll help you to stop when it's time to do something else.
@nupats (3564)
• India
27 May 08
i think i will try that out myself bcoz i too am hooked badly..
@KrauseHome (34986)
• United States
27 May 08
Well, the main thing here is to learn how to leverage your time. You need to learn when is the Best time to be here, and stick to only that time, especially when it is interfering with your family, housework, etc. For me, I work a full time job, so my time in here varies from time to time, but I am learning how to leverage my time a little more when I come in here, and spend like an hr. or two, do some things I need to do, and then come back in here later. A lot of the time, you can find me in here later at night as well, as this is a better time for me as well. Hope this helps.
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• United States
27 May 08
I don't have any kids at home so I don't have to be concerned about that but my house does get negligeted just a tad. I am one of those people who are addicted to mylot. I spend hours on this site and things do get left undone in the house.
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@nupats (3564)
• India
27 May 08
that is exactly wt i feel...i felt guilty bcoz i have a kid also..thanx 4 sharing ur views..