Can you work and listen to music at the same time?

Philippines
May 8, 2010 9:39am CST
I just noticed that some people are far more efficient when they hum a tune while working however others find it hard to concentrate when there's music - I can consider myself as part of the latter. I find it hard to concentrate when there's music in the background. It's like instead of me working, I tend to reminisce memories brought by the song being played. What about you?
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@allamgirl (2145)
• Philippines
8 May 10
a little bit of both. i like working with music and sometimes i can't help but sing to myself, but when i'm concentrating on something that's really hard to do then i gotta turn my music off.
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• Philippines
9 May 10
I guess when you don't need to concentrate is just doing menial work (like filing or renaming files) but when you need to focus and set your mind on something then music should never be played :)
@kenites (337)
• Philippines
9 May 10
Yap, I really love listening to music while working. It made me more active and my work more efficient. Even when I was a student, I always studies while listening to my favorite tunes. It always helps me a lot.
• Philippines
9 May 10
Do you still listen to music even when you have deadlines to beat?
@kenites (337)
• Philippines
10 May 10
Yah, music has been a part of my routine. It seems it makes my work more efficient. :)
@mokkka (883)
• Bulgaria
11 May 10
Yeah it mainly depends on the work you are trying to do.If you mean working as cleaning or washing or something of the kind music is the best thing which can help you not feel to tired of working but a lot more energetic because of the rhytme. If you however talk for mental work I personally cannot concentrate and thing straight if there is sometihing else that makes sound in the same room.
@airasheila (5460)
• Philippines
11 May 10
Good day to you Funkeyguhl, I can do both - working while listening to the music. Provided that the music that being played is somehow ballad or mellow or somelike a soft music. However, if the tunes turns into rock, it will be difficult for me to concentrate on the work that I am doing. Just like, if I am doing some articles for my blog and participating here in mylot, I like to have soft background music. Happy Mylotting. Have a nice day.
@pp_earn (210)
• India
10 May 10
Yeah....its the same with me too,i also find it really uninteresting and boring and find it hard to concentrate when there's music.... why do anything else when there is so much of good music instead i find it wise to listen and enjoy the music.I also try to recollect my memories and dream and imagine things and even plan a little bit but really would never like to work when there is music around.
9 May 10
It really does depend on the type of music. If i know i have to work hard and fast, i put on a very fast guitar song and i can blitz it. However if it's any type of music i really like i tend to stop to listen to it and then in turn get distracted by other things. Not good when revising for exams!
• Philippines
9 May 10
When I was in college, I could work on my projects/assignments/thesis while listening to music, watching TV and even texting - all at the same time. Hahaha! I'm actually a person who can multitask often. The things that I do aside from working do not disturb me. Sometimes I just don't want to focus entirely on the work, I also need or want something 'on the side.' In fact, they keep me 'alive' while doing my work, because most of the time when I would work of school matters, I would feel lazy and then sleep and procrastinate again and again. So it's good for me, or should I say necessary, that there are some things that 'bother' me when I'm doing my homeworks.
• United States
8 May 10
I find it hard to work while there's music going too. If I need to do schoolwork then I'll just turn everything off. However, if I'm in a creative writing mood then I'll turn on some soundtracks. If I need to clean my room or something like that, then I work better when I'm listening to music. Then I can sort of make a game out of it, singing and dancing while I'm dusting. Otherwise I'm just sitting them bored while I'm sorting through my stuff.
8 May 10
It can be a good thing, but after a while it can be a bit of a distraction.