Can you do you work/assignment infront of the television?

Philippines
July 5, 2008 6:33am CST
I can't. I can't help to watch for a minute and when I go back to my work I lose my concentration. That's why I should finish all my tasks before heading to the living room and watch television.
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7 responses
@choybel (5052)
• Philippines
5 Jul 08
That depends, if the T.V. is off then I believe I can but if it's on even if you don't like the show you can never finish doing anything right away infront of your television. It's not only the entertainment box, its the distraction box.You can't serve two masters at the same time...:D
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• Philippines
8 Jul 08
If the tv was turned off, of course I can also do that. A distraction, same as my mother when nagging me. Lolz.
• United States
5 Jul 08
I can. I always need something on, whether it's music or television, because it helps keep me focused on my task. It sounds weird, but I can concentrate more with noise around me. Even when people are talking I can still concentrate. I'm also pretty good at tuning things out.
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
How can you do that? Please give us some advice! Thanks in advance!
• China
5 Jul 08
yeah, I feel the same as you, my friend. I like watching TV while doing my homework in my childhood, and now Computer has replaced TV while I'm working:) These such things are both distractive to me. But I can't help it!!!
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
If we want the best for us, stay away infront of the television while studying or working. Lolz.
@maslina (23)
• Malaysia
5 Jul 08
yes I can. It keep me company and give more strength to do work, especially while writing for internet like right now. I like to do many things at once. I ma weird.
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
Some people doesn't easily bothered when they are doing something. Hope I can be like that. Thanks!
• India
5 Jul 08
let me tell you my friend that I can never do it and i think i can do it only if the channel is the one that i am not interested to see. I have tried it a couple of times by keeing my favourite channel as a test for myself and see weather i can control myself or not but i am not able to do it perfectly as what i wanted to do it. Anyway i am advicing to one and all, that it is not at all advicable to watch TV while you are studying because you will not be able to concentrate well and i feel that it is most important thing while studying. Good Luck.
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
Hahaha, yes exactly. That's why no television during at work. Thanks!
• India
5 Jul 08
well i do most of my assignments watching tv only...well my parents don't like it but i can cope with both of them..i have made it a habit to do my work infront of t.v.
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
Its good to know that. Thanks for the reply!
@cjgrooms (4456)
• United States
5 Jul 08
I can. The t.v. is usually playing in the background and i simply pay no attention to it.
• Philippines
8 Jul 08
That's nice! How I wish I can do that.=(