Are you distracted easily?

@yanstill (1491)
China
April 3, 2007 12:53am CST
when you are working,can you be concentrate if there is noise? once i see some people in the library,they listen to music when doing some reading,i dont know if they are reading or listening,maybe both.but i cant do that in the meanwhile.one thing a time,that's all i can do. and i know some people need completely silence,i used to be that kind of person,but is it possible to get completely silence?in this big,noisy city?i think it is very difficult to get real peace and quiet,maybe all we can do is adjust ourselves. what do you think about that?
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@bluewings (3857)
3 Apr 07
I used to be like that.I needed silence to study,but it was always hard to find,especially at school because I usually tried to study in my class till the teacher was there and I had to try to concentrate in between an impossible cacophony. Now , I am better off as I don't feel distracted with music playing in the background.Actually,I think the ones who play it ,do so to stay away from the other noises.They feel one sound is better than several,lol.So, all you have to do to focus is get used to that music.
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@bluewings (3857)
4 Apr 07
lol How I sometimes wished our lessons could be musical.We retain graphics and music very easily.If history was taught through movies ,then more students would have valued their culture.
@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
3 Apr 07
I had read an article saying that a scholar, whose name I had forgotten lol purposely went to a noisiest place to study as he wanted to train his power of concentration on studying. This example tells us that power of concentration is very important in learning or other undertakings. I’m also trying to improve this ability as it would be beneficial in my future learning. I also encourage my son to do so.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
4 Apr 07
yes,i remeber a great leader in China,President Mao,he did that too.he has a nature of conquering difficulties,i think that's why he got success.
@s0505267 (26)
• China
3 Apr 07
It is difficult to keep silence in a large place which is full of people,specially in the condition of your and mine,all of us are not doing the same things at the same time,you maybe study and he maybe watching film and the others maybe listen musics.laughing now and again, so important thing is just you said,adjust ourselves to keep silence of our heart,then to do the work.
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@yanstill (1491)
• China
3 Apr 07
you can go to my office if you want some stress,all people in my office can never watch tv or film on the daytime,it's terrible for me.
• China
3 Apr 07
yeah the absolute silence is impossible. we need sound,not noise but. you can find others listening music and do reading or homework at the same time. i like it too. but the things always happen out of your ideas. someone or some occasions always interrupt you. so what can we do? just like your said,adjust ourselves. stay around or go away from it. i think the best way is somebody ,please notice your behaviors.donot give others trouble,no matter be on purpose or having no intention.
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@yanstill (1491)
• China
3 Apr 07
and there are also some people cant stand totally silence,they will get mad if that happen.so different kind people need different job
@wildhorse (1293)
• Egypt
29 Apr 07
I can't read and listen to music at the same time, yes i get distracted but I can ignore noise from other people and thing around me when needed, it's just not comfortable and I would not concentrate on or enjoy 2 things at the same time.
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@dixielol (1581)
• United States
5 Apr 07
I live in the country. There is no noise here at all. So, if Im the only one at home,, it is really quite. I am distracted easily. I some times have a hard time reading if there is alot of back ground noise, espically a T.V. goin in the other room. There is only one thing that helps me. I say it in a wispered voice to myself as I read. Some times I hold my ears as I read too. I know turning the T.V. off wouldnt help because then I would have a few people screaming at me for doing that & the end result would be even more noise then the T.V. Haha, its true.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
12 Apr 07
thank you.i tried to turn off the tv before,the result was they turned it on again,and then i turned it off,we kept doing this over and over again,at last i gave in lol.
@Mickie30 (2633)
4 Apr 07
Yeah like now my little girl is making a racket and I cannot concentrate very well on what I am doing. It is very difficult to get some peace and quiet with a little girl. When I am reading I find I have to go over and over the same page if someone disturbs me. In the library people should be quiet and respectful of this. A library is supposed to be a quiet place. I find at college people are very noisy in the library too. I think we do need to adjust ourselves and adapt to others. It is difficult when you cannot concentrate and people are being noisy. Sometimes I get annoyed with people, but I have learned to try and be more placid and we have to adapt.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
4 Apr 07
my situation is quite like you,sometimes my mind go through a lot of things when i am reading,and it takes hours for me to read just one page! your little girl must be very lovely,maybe that is the reason you cant keep concentrate.:)
@aissha (2036)
• India
3 Apr 07
i thinl i am of the library person kind of person ,music gives arhythm to work and i can listen and sing at the same time while i work .even i am doing my lot i listen to music or news and take care of my baby i sing to her and play a lil with her and can come back can start where i left ,i think iam suffering from adult hyperactivity,hehehehe, if asingle thing is allotted to me i feel lil slow and i need 2 or 3 things to do at the same time.i'm not proud of it but this is the way i am.
@yanstill (1491)
• China
4 Apr 07
hehe,many things one time,you must be efficient.
@wolfie34 (26792)
• United Kingdom
4 Apr 07
Yes I am very distracted easily, I cannot read if the television or stereo is on, and whenever I used to go to the library to study there would always be people using mobiles (when they shouldn't) or forever talking which made research and study virtually impossible. I have to have total quiet to be able to concentrate and I get touchy if someone disturbs me.
• United States
4 Apr 07
growing up in a house full of kids for the past 17 years has taught me how to completely tune out everything else in order to concentrate. i really have no problem reading a book or writing in a noisy restaurant, listening to music in my bedroom, or in completel silence.
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
yes, i am easily destracted specially when i have my focus and concentration on it.
@vicky19810 (1601)
• China
4 Apr 07
yes,friend,i agree with you .and for me ,i found i can not be concertrated on one thing before.so i was always tired and fidgety.then i know i must learn to control myself to a focus state when doing something.luckily,now,i believe that i can do it better.and when i reading,learning,i will not listen to the music or do others.so i can concertrate on one thing.i think it will have a good efficiency you can find.isn't it?lol...
@edz3105 (66)
• Philippines
4 Apr 07
Actually, I was once looking for peace and silence when I want to read some books but ironically that didn't came to my expectations. Even during midnight things around you were noisy all the time. Maybe my concentration was a bit too focused and a little scratch would be so sensitive to my ears. Anyway, I find a solution to end those tormenting noises. Have a lot of sleep before you read something and all gets in your head was what you read no matter how noisy the area was. Release the tension and relax was great in resolving such epidemic desperation for silence.
@vanities (11387)
• Davao, Philippines
4 Apr 07
i cant work if there are so many noises around that is music especially if its loud enough and other things..some people have different ways on how to work some work with music on and the likes..that is my husband is like that...mine is different...noisy street and busy street is another story i can tolerate that and be able to adjust to since we are too living in a city
@joy358 (491)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
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When I'm reading a book, I don't easily get distracted. No matter how noisy it is around me, I don't notice it because my mind is focused completely on what I'm reading. In fact people often tell that when I read, I'm on another world because I tend to ignore them, even if they're asking me questions or talking to me. When I study however, I need it to be nice and quiet so that I can concentrate and understand what it is I'm studying. I usually lock up in my room or go to the library for this purpose. I don't even like music turned on while I study as I find that it only distracts me...
• Canada
3 Apr 07
I find it hard to concentrate if there's a lot of noise in the background. Thats why I meditate in the mountains lol. it's very quiet up there. I do have some time at home when it's quiet. When my kids are in school and my husband is at work, I do my chores and then sit down to relax. I don't have the radio on, I don't have the television on, and I don't play any music. Thats my quiet time and I enjoy it, and am productive. It's different when the kids come home from school lol, there is noise, talking, laughter and the occasional shouting match. Then my partner comes home and all chance of peace goes out the window till at least 11.30pm when everyone is in bed lol. I don't even try to get things done when everyone is home. There are too many demands on my time.
@charms88 (7541)
• Philippines
3 Apr 07
When I'm in deep thought, I prefer silence around me. Most especially when I'm thinking of discussion to post. But my girls are forever distracting me from my concentration. So I try to talk with them and set aside a specific time to do mylotting. Whenever I'm responding though, I prefer to have some soft soothing music played on while I'm pounding on my keyboard. :)
@eyewitness (1577)
• Netherlands
3 Apr 07
I get distracted easily but i learned to cope with that.I'm trying to focus on my stuff and forget about other stuff so i can focus on my work.Sometimes it is hard especially at work because it's always noisy.You will never have some peace and quietness because there is noise everywhere.If you are alone in a room you can here the birds outside you can hear yourself which can also be distractive.If you are able to block yourself from the noise that'll help a lot.
@parlink (184)
• Romania
3 Apr 07
I can not be concentrate if there is noise around me. This is a problem for me.
@terriann (4458)
• United States
3 Apr 07
Yes, I get distracted easy.I can't read or conscentrate on anything if their is noise.I like peace and quite when I read.