Can you work as you listen to the music or watch TV?

China
October 16, 2008 9:04am CST
When i was a student i often do my homework like this,now i work as listen to the music,it is very normal for me,i don't know whether you have this habit,but recently i found that i can't pay full attention to one thing,i am very easy to lost attention,i don't know where is my mind,but i am sure that it is not in my work.So i want to know,do you have this experience like this?Do you work as do things else?Recently i think it is bad,what do you think?Share your mind,please......
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29 responses
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
16 Oct 08
I work better with music, and well homework not so much.
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• China
17 Oct 08
I think it is good that doing homework with music,why don't you think so?
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Because my mind wonders very easily. That is why. But if it works for you, that is great
@eiram25 (1077)
• Philippines
16 Oct 08
when i was also a student,i also work either with the tv on or the radio on.i think having those while i'm working sets me on the mood or keeps my brain functioning.it also helps me a lot when i'm under pressure or stress.what i do is i stop what i do for a moment then continue on after some time.since i'm not a student anymore,i just listen to music while making posts here in mylot.lolz!
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• Philippines
17 Oct 08
i cannot concentrate when watching TV while studying, but i can focus on my study while listening to music, and even now i still love music, i like slowrock and lovesong, i sometimes listen to those comedy songs perform by some comedian when there are times that it feels sleepy so that i will awake and focus on my work.
• China
17 Oct 08
hi,eiram25,i don't do like you,English is not my tongue,so i must concentrate while i am in mylot,i concentrate to read,write,remember words...So music or TV may interrup me.
@Thorn679 (111)
• United States
17 Oct 08
yes i can, i belive that thats the only way i get things done around my house lol. but yea I listen to it while I do homework and stuff.
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@magojordan (3254)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Yes I can but too bad most people don't understand that. They think that I'm not doing anything and that i am too focused on what I'm watching or listening too. Actually those things help me focus even more. It relaxes me and lets me get more focused on work
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Some people really do that, me too when i was studying, but i notice that i cannot focus on doing homework while watching TV, coz i was focus on watching TV specially when i like the show, but i can focus while listening to music.
• China
17 Oct 08
When i was a student,i can do,but now i can't,i worked well with peace,there have any sounds would interrup me,and i can't get my focus on work.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
16 Oct 08
It's not a question of if I can it's that I have to. I was always raised in a noisy house with lots of friends, radios, or the T.V. playing. Then I went to college and lived in a dormitory. Unless, I'm dictating there must be noise or there's no work.
• China
17 Oct 08
I think you may be use to that situation,if i stay there,i can't bare it!!!!!!
• China
17 Oct 08
sorry,bear...
@tianli (311)
• China
17 Oct 08
Yes , i often do that . In fact , I like listen to the music when I do everything,including doing homework , housework even sleeping. But watching Tv is too difficult for me to pay full attention to one thing , you know there are more interferes on Tv than music.
• China
17 Oct 08
Music just have voice,but TV has pircture and voice,it will distract you,you may be attract by TV,so turn off TV when you are working.
@jhartana (1085)
• Australia
17 Oct 08
As long as the music is relaxing then I can work. I particularly listening to instrumental, jazz, classic songs. That way I can focus to work and makes my brain to actually function. It's true and scientifically proven. There's no way that I would work under rap or heavy metal songs!
• China
17 Oct 08
Good music really make you focu to your work,sometimes i was like this!
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
Hi there! I can work with music on. I don't get distracted and lose my concentration. In fact sometimes music can improve my mood and gives me the momentum I need in order to work faster. Especially if the music is good. But I can't work with a television on. Maybe because I can see what's on TV and it distracts me if I would look or peek at it time to time. It makes me forget what I am thinking about. I think its ok if you do things at the same time. As long as it doesn't distract you from work. Ciao!
• China
17 Oct 08
If you are working with TV on,we must watch it with our eyes,not only with ears,so our sight must move to TV from work,i think it may be the reason.
@cuttyrish (2663)
• United States
17 Oct 08
sometimes, when my school work is not hard, i can listen to music or watch tv.. when its so hard, and i need to stay a little bit longer, i do not watch tv or music... however since i have my pc, i cant full attetnion to my work.. i always playing video games.. i have been avoiding it though...
• China
17 Oct 08
Just a suggestion to you,paying all attention on your work,playing video games and watcthing TV is just a method of relaxing.
@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
17 Oct 08
when im at work and doing what i gotta do there i always have the radio on, time flies a little bit faster because i start singing and getting on a roll with the work im finishing. when im trying to do something important at home on the net or work related, i sometimes have the tv on but usually not because i find it too distracting for me
• China
17 Oct 08
Yep,TV really distract us,thank you for response
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
I could answer that in yes and no. Well when studying sometimes it's better if I listen to music - the tendency is that your both left and right brain functions. Besides, when you're reviewing and then later when you're taking the exam it's helpful that you've played some songs. It's because when you need to recall the information (for example terms and definitions), you'll realize that you've encountered that term while one particular song is playing as you listen to it. Pretty nifty huh? My answer to the latter is no, because television is, yes let's admit it, one of the major reasons of distractions and poor performance. Throw in the computer and PC games and they make a trio. I can't focus when watching the TV because especially if the shows are great (oh specifically CSI or Kyle XY) my eyes are already glued!
• China
17 Oct 08
It seems like working with watching TV is a big problem,so you must control yourself.
• India
17 Oct 08
Music is on most of the times. I do not watch TV, but I sure put up a movie to play and then work. I make sure that I have already seen the movie, but I enjoy the dialogues as the movie is playing. My friends disapprove of me using this method while studying, which is the most part of work that I do, but I think it is better for me that way. My mind can somehow concentrate more when I'm listening to music or so. Don't know how it happens but it just does. bourne
• China
17 Oct 08
I prefer listening to music to listening to the dialogues of movie.
• Australia
17 Oct 08
Yes, must always have music or TV on. Except when I'm watching my favourite show, then I get distracted and can't keep my eyes off the screen.
• China
17 Oct 08
Some show can attract us,if my favourite was on i can't work, i must turn off,in this way,i can do my work.
@subha12 (18453)
• India
17 Oct 08
i can listen to music and work, but watching Tv while working something serious, really hampers it.so i avoid doing something like reading seriopus topics. but i am ok like reading newspaper, doing some other work while watching TV
• China
17 Oct 08
I can't work with TV on as you,and music don't interrup us,most of peoples like this,thank you for response.
• United States
17 Oct 08
I usually can concentrate well with TV or music on. Sometimes, if it is too loud I need it to be turned off, tho. Or, also if I'm too tired, or sick or something. If you normally concentrate fine with music on, and now you can't, then I would think there may be a reason. Either you're no longer interested in your work, you're not getting enough sleep, you're stressed out about something, something like that.
• China
17 Oct 08
I don't think so,i like my work,but i can't concentrate well with TV on,maybe i like peace,i am not a talent,i think deeply with a peace.
@bombshell (11266)
• Germany
17 Oct 08
i always listen to the music while working coz its more inspiring while working with music but tv no never doing it.
• China
17 Oct 08
TV always distract us,i look at TV with eys and ears,when i watch the TV,we must act and then the focus which are on the working changed to TV,and we are easy to be attract by wonderful program.
@juer238 (24)
• China
17 Oct 08
it depends on what kind of work you are doing when you listen to music or watch tv. music will be noise, when you thinks something very hardly. but it will be very funny when you do some easy job, such as cleaning your house.
• China
17 Oct 08
Yep,you are right,if you listen to the Rock of music while you are driving,you maybe have a traffic accident,it is means the type of music will affect your mood,so choose a music which suit your situation while you are working.
@donn_juan (325)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
multitasking is one of my great talents..so yes i can work while listening to music or watching tv. i can even sing while im encoding..;o)
• China
17 Oct 08
You are a greate talent,and you must be smart,haha!
@nice030481 (1108)
• Philippines
17 Oct 08
definitely when i watch TV i cannot concentrate to the other thing im doing, because my attention will be on the TV specially when i like what i watching. but when listening to music, i think my mind is so relax that i can do whatever i need to do, i can study when listening to music but i cant stUdy while watching TV.
• China
17 Oct 08
Most of peoples can't concentrate because of watching TV,so when we are working with TV off.
@nangel78 (1458)
• United States
17 Oct 08
I prefer to have music going while I am working. It helps me keep my focus and I can get the job quicker usually this way too.
• China
17 Oct 08
Music make me distract more or less,but i often listen to music to relax after i finished work.