Should you really be sitting here reading this?

@eveeee (659)
August 11, 2008 6:18pm CST
Or getting on with something else. I'm 100% sure I am not alone in saying that I spend an awful lot of time on mylot, when I really should be doing something else. Not that this isn't constructive and I am earning as well as having fun, but isn't it just too darn easy to click on that next discussion and slip in a quick reply, or click on your profile to see if anyone has responded. Of course, if they have it means popping in to that discussion to read, rate and reply. Right at this moment I should be going to bed as I have to be up early, but no... I am sitting here typing away and bet I will be for a little while yet. Earlier this evening I was mylotting, when I should really have been preparing dinner too. I shouldn't complain but this site is just tooaddictive!
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@di1159 (1580)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I agree that sometimes I can spend too much time in here just reading! By the time I look at the clock I can't believe the hour and how many things still need to be done. Therefore, I limit my time here to maybe 30 minutes in the morning and 30-60 minutes in the evening, depending on what else I have to do. I'd like to spend more time, but I don't want to bet behind on my other chores.
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@eveeee (659)
12 Aug 08
Thats not a bad idea setting a time limit and I could probably do that, most nights. And at least then I can come on again after I have done my chores. I do try, but it doesn't always work that way.
@eveeee (659)
12 Aug 08
Oh and congratulations on your 500th post!
@eveeee (659)
12 Aug 08
Woo hoo and as I posted the last message I spotted I have a 10 rating! It was 9 yesterday and has been for a while.
@Elixiress (3893)
12 Aug 08
Nope I have nothing better to be doing. I have no plans for this morning until 1:30pm when I have a driving less, so I do not have to get ready until about 12:30, so I still have another 1 hour 45 minutes here, since I have done all my other internet dailies etc. I am quite good at getting off here when I have other stuff to do.
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@eveeee (659)
12 Aug 08
Hope your driving lesson went well. I like that bit about the internet dailies. I have a list of them and its a good way to describe them. Good on you having the motivation to get off when stuff needs doing. I really should try harder at it.
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@Elixiress (3893)
12 Aug 08
Yeah the driving lesson went well, I didn't kill anyone or anything =D
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• Canada
12 Aug 08
no i should be sitting here mylotting i should be cleaning. but here i sit reading and responding. not that i haven't done no cleaning, i have been all morning. but cause of my back i need to stop every so often, more then most people do, to sit and rest or i throw my back out then i'm no good to the kids. so at least if i'm going this on my cleaning breaks i'm not doing anything bad right? i'm earning a lil bit of money but still getting my house cleaned up. but i like this place i can voice my opinion on things and not see the dreaded eye roll if what i say isn't liked lol. i just wish i could earn a little more then what i do lol.
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@eveeee (659)
12 Aug 08
Hi there. I too am a back sufferer so I can completely empathise. I know how easy it is to throw it out. You need to rest and so why not mylot! It is a great place for voicing opinions but you can still get the dreaded eye rolls though Lol At least you are earning and having fun and that has got to be the main thing.
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• Canada
12 Aug 08
geez almighty i didn't know you could eyeroll on here lol
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• United States
12 Aug 08
You are right, mylot is addictive. When I'm at another site, I get bored, I come back here. When I'm in my chat room, I get bored, I come back here. I go to check my email, then I get bored, I come back here. I'm going to have to discipline myself, though, when I start my online classes. I won't be able to spend as much time here after they start. I have 3 classes this fall semester.....two of them will be online and the third will be in the classroom. Plus I have a fulltime job. Sooooo....I will definitely not be here near as much as I am now.
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@eveeee (659)
12 Aug 08
Make the most of your time while you can now then. I too do that, get bored at another site and come back here. I tend to keep the mylot tab open permanently while online. You will need to be strong willed to not veer into mylot whilst you are studying. Too easy that one and I speak from experience. Good luck with your studies! I too am going to be very busy from September as my hours in my 2nd job will increase and I will be training too. I also have my course to finish by December, so I am making the most of the time while I can.
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@Bluepatch (2480)
• Trinidad And Tobago
12 Aug 08
I am presently at work and really should be doing that. However, this is an office where guys get away with murder. So, I'm on mylot and thoroughly enjoying it. Great site !
@eveeee (659)
12 Aug 08
Aha caught out reading the posts when you should be working. Luckily I can't get away with it, as we tell the staff no personal internet use, so I need to set a good example. I know nothing would get done if I could and I would be surfing and mylotting all day. Getting paid twice though from 2 things at the same time. Not bad going!
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• China
12 Aug 08
i am chinese so the main reason which i stay here is that i want improve my english .it is also exciting
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@eveeee (659)
12 Aug 08
Hi and welcome. You are right the site can be quite exciting and I am sure you will enjoy it here, make many new friends and also improve on your English, which I have to say is good anyway.
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@marty3888 (2359)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Yes! I should be taking a shower and get out looking for a job. Actually I am going to do that in about 15 minutes.(I hope) But I should already be in the shower instead of answering this question!(LOL)
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@eveeee (659)
12 Aug 08
Thats it, blame me for you not getting a shower! Hope you made it in time and had some luck looking for a job.
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• Philippines
12 Aug 08
Well, i dont find this addictive, but i am slowly appreciating this. Soon, i will come to be one of an addicts here. I do enjoy responding anyway
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@eveeee (659)
12 Aug 08
Hi and welcome to mylot. You will soon be an addict amongst the rest of us I'm sure. We are very supportive to other addicts though and you will not be alone Happy posting and enjoy your stay
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@Amanda81587 (3046)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Haha I know exactly how you feel! I should be taking a shower and getting dressed seeing as how I have to be somewhere here shortly But of corse I am mylotting! Everytime I have to be doing something else I think to myself...."Just one more post!" hahaha and then 20 posts later I am still sitting here not acomplishing anything but my paypal account!
@eveeee (659)
12 Aug 08
Yes that 'one more post' is fatal.. It's like saying I'll do it tomorrow... it never happens.. I have been in that position many a time, but then the next day when I see my earnings I forgive myself
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• United States
12 Aug 08
I probably shouldn't be here. I'm moving on Friday so I have things to get ready for the move. I should take a shower and I do have some things I could straighten up before I move. However, I tend to stay online quite a bit, even if I'm not on Mylot I'm online doing something. It can be addicting, especially when you're hoping that the money you'll recieve will definitely come in handy, especially when you really need it.
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@eveeee (659)
12 Aug 08
Hi. I agree with the comment you make about the money. Good luck with the move and hope it all goes smoothly.
@pam210 (345)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I really have to force myself to not get on the computer. I get home and get dinner done and then do a few things before I get the kids to bed then I get on the computer. I try to limit my time on the computer to one hour a night but I get carried away alot of times and end up losing sleep. Why is it then when you are line you totally lose track of time. I keep wanting to read more discussions and keep replying but sometimes I am falling asleep at the computer. Maybe I am lucky that I have a job to go to or else I may be on the computer all day.
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@eveeee (659)
12 Aug 08
Hi Limiting time on here takes motivation and I have it some nights but lose it the next. I too try to get some stuff done before I switch it on as once its on its hard to switch it off. And like you I have fallen asleep at the pc. I have the internet at work which is not meant to be used personally and its funny how I am never tempted at work, despite the rules, (and being management so can't be caught out by anyone). Maybe it's my brain telling me that if I start at work it will be a very slippery slope!
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@hezoid (2148)
11 Aug 08
I should probably be getting my hair dried, my jim jams on and getting myself into bed before it gets any later! I don't think it's just Mylot i am addicted to though, it's computers and the internet in general.
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@gemini_rose (16193)
12 Aug 08
LOL I used to be just like you when I joined a few months ago, everything else revolved around myLot. MyLot seemed to just be taking over my life, now however I have got it back under control and I am able to make sure that all the other stuff is done first and I no longer stay up til late on here either! But you are right, at first being here is very very addictive.
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@eveeee (659)
13 Aug 08
Thanks your response has proved that there is light at the end of the tunnel after all and I am not stuck in this crazy pattern for ever. So.... quick interview here 'How did you find it when you realised that life existed outside mylot?' 'How many hours were you putting into it, in the height of your addiction?'
@gemini_rose (16193)
15 Aug 08
Getting back into the real world was pretty good, although I still wanted to get on myLot all the time! I resisted though! I would say that I was spending 9 hours on myLot at certain times, well I must have been because I was responding to 90 discussions every day!!
• United States
12 Aug 08
I have never spent that much time here on mylot but I have spent several hours on a game, but I've never neglected my work or duties.
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@eveeee (659)
13 Aug 08
Thats easy done too. Which game was it? I have found I have wasted many hours playing Rollercoaster Tycoon amongst other games.
• United States
13 Aug 08
I play a lot on pogo.com and I love tower defense games.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
12 Aug 08
I think you are 'wise' enough to set right your priorities. Even if you continue to do mylotting, I am hopeful,you do not ignore your other important tasks. Mylotting is undoubtedly additive and many addicts continue to log in here (sometimes missing important things) but what comes to my mind is that one should not feel guilty about it. When one is enjoying mylotting he/she should continue to enjoy it, without second thought. If we do anything with a guilt feeling, we cannot enjoy it. You just keep on enjoying here, but not before you have done with your other important assignments.
@eveeee (659)
12 Aug 08
Hi The important tasks do get done, although admittedly not always before mylotting. I work hard at 2 jobs, so I suppose mylot is a good form of relaxation too, and as I am earning it makes it easier to feel less guilty.
@dpk262006 (56473)
• Delhi, India
13 Aug 08
Keep enjoying and happy mylotting. As long as you enjoy mylotting, it will give you a kind of self satisfaction.
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I should be heading to bed as it's after 12am but gymnastics is on and I want to watch it (while on mylot LOL). My hubby leaves early in the morning for Guatemala so I want to be awake before he goes. I won't see him for another four weeks.
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@eveeee (659)
12 Aug 08
Well it will be the next day now I presume, and did you get up on time? I stayed up really late in the end and only got 3 hours sleep before I had to get up again. It's too easy to mylot and watch tv. Hope you enjoyed the gymnastics. So if you hubby is away are you going to be mylotting even more?
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@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
12 Aug 08
I try to be online more but our 6 yr old keeps me busy instead LOL
@micpie94 (359)
• United States
11 Aug 08
I just love it when someone answers my discussion. If they don't I start another discussion. Then I answer some discussions...It IS ADDICTING!!!! (:
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@eveeee (659)
12 Aug 08
Hi Don't forget responding to discussions that you start too.
@micpie94 (359)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Oh, I do that too. :)
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
13 Aug 08
Usually I am supposed to be doing something else when I am on mylot. Not right now though. The house is clean, everyone is fed, the baby is playing happily with daddy. Everything is done. I have some free time (at least a few minutes) so I am here. I tend to come here late at night when I should be sleeping too.
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@eveeee (659)
13 Aug 08
Good for you! The perfect way to relax in mylot, knowing everything is done and you can settle down to a good old session.
@LadyMarissa (12161)
• United States
13 Aug 08
YESSSSS it's waaay too addicting. I'm NOT even gonna go into my story as it is too embarrassing!!!
@eveeee (659)
13 Aug 08
Oh go on!! Sharing is caring after all!
@walijo2008 (4647)
• United States
12 Aug 08
Yes, it is addicting, I can be on here all day if I don't watch it, in fact I should be cleaning my kitchen right now, but I can't get myself away from the computer. I was going to clean it yesterday too, but didn't get to it because I was on here..lol. So I must get off here and get in the kitchen before my hubby says something about it, but I'll always see a discussion I need to reply to, and it goes on and on..haha.
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@eveeee (659)
13 Aug 08
Hi. Hope you got your kitchen done ok. I am in the same boat today. I have some time off work and admit I am being lazy today. My kitchen needs doing although I have made a start on it. I've been good though and have done the hoovering this morning. I am not feeling guilty sitting here, just yet. Give it time.