Its funny how music makes me work faster ... ....

@gemini_rose (16192)
February 19, 2009 8:30am CST
When I am doing the housework! I have had a lot of cleaning to do this week and I did all downstairs and it took me ages, I wanted to have music on but with everyone being downstairs watching tv I cannot. Anyway when I had to go and do upstairs I put my music on FULL BLAST of course and I flew through the cleaning, in fact I was almost disappointed when I had finished!! When you are doing jobs or housework does having music on help you get done quicker or do you have to have silence to do it?
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@celticeagle (123618)
• Boise, Idaho
19 Feb 09
Oh my goodness! I was just listening to Thunderstuck and doing this very thing. How can anyone live with out rock and roll. It feeds me and gives me energy. I couldn't do without with.
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@gemini_rose (16192)
20 Feb 09
Well I am not much for rock n roll but some of it is OK,
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@celticeagle (123618)
• Boise, Idaho
20 Feb 09
I can't believe that some don't get off on R and R. So sad!
@gracie04 (4554)
• Philippines
20 Feb 09
Really, that's cool!!! i always like to turn the music on and listen to upbeat songs(house) but i never notice that it makes me work faster.. the upbeat music just makes me feel happy and energized =)
@gemini_rose (16192)
20 Feb 09
I like house music too, and dance and lots of others!
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@MinruWind (194)
• United States
20 Feb 09
Music helps me do tasks quicker in general. I remember a long time ago, I used to get scolded for listening to music while doing homework. "But it helps me concentrate!" is always my reply, but it never worked. : D When there's no music, I always feel it's "too quiet", so I work slower. Talking is a different thing though. When someone is shouting, it also slows down my work. Loud sounds bother me in general, so I never get much work done whenever there's something loud going on. I set my music on semi-low, loud enough that I can hear it, quiet enough that no one farther than five feet can hear it. (I use headphones by the way.)
@gemini_rose (16192)
20 Feb 09
If I am on the computer I cannot listen to music as it totally distracts me as I listen to the words of the song. I used to use headphones but I have gone partially deaf in one ear because of it so I have stopped!
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@CRIVAS (1818)
• Canada
19 Feb 09
I am like you, I find that if I listen to music while I work, I get a lot more done. I know that for me when I have music playing, it's not so much work as it is cleaning while I dance,LOL. Hey my moto is anything that helps to get the cleaning done faster, is okay by me,LOL. I think that there is something about listening to our favorite tunes that also helps to improve our moods, I am sure that it has a lot to do with what kinds of music we listen to as well, if something slow is playing, I always change the song.
@gemini_rose (16192)
20 Feb 09
Yes it does improve a mood, often if I am feeling narky I will play my favourite songs. I cannot stand slow sad stuff though.
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• United States
19 Feb 09
I've had those days lol! It would have to be cleaning the upstairs rooms. This includes kitchen (dishes, sweep and mop) dining room (wipe table, vacuum) and living room (Windex tables, vacuum). If you can't tell, the house is really an open design, so I can turn on the stereo in the living room, and get all these tasks done in no time flat. And don't let me be in the house by myself and get to singing!!!
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@gemini_rose (16192)
20 Feb 09
Oh yeah singing at the top of my voice is one of my favourite things, but is so embarrassing when I get caught out!
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I know full blast fast music will get me speeding tickets and I agree, good music makes housework much more bearable and the cleaning goes faster. Disappointed to be finished -- now that is an overstatement.
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@gemini_rose (16192)
20 Feb 09
Haha I do get disappointed when I am finished I often try and find something else to do just so I can carry on with my music.
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@winterose (39897)
• Canada
19 Feb 09
yes I don't know what it is about music but it does inspire me to do housework too.
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@gemini_rose (16192)
20 Feb 09
I think that music reaches parts of us that other things just cannot!
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@checapricorn (16065)
• United States
19 Feb 09
[i]Hi gemini, It does a lot! I love cleaning when I have my music turn on, it helps me motivated to clean and enjoy at the same time! Even when I am only folding or arranging clothes, I love listening to music too![/i]
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@gemini_rose (16192)
20 Feb 09
Yeah it is great to just stick a song we love on!
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@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
19 Feb 09
hello gemini_rose i hear ya about having to have music on like that to get the housework finished lots faster. i always listen to some kind of music when that i am cleaning up the house. my hubby is the same way, when he goes to clean up the garage or something like that, he always has his music on listening to it. lol i love to listen to music when that i am mopping the floors. lmao i probably look like a big idiot mopping the floors and dancing with the mop! lol right? lol when my family and myself moved into the home that we have been at for almost six years now, one of the next door neighbor ladies came over i thought to welcome me and to visit for awhile, well was i wrong, she came to knock on the door to let me know that i had my music too loud. duh, welcome to the neighborhood. take care and have a beautiful day today!
@gemini_rose (16192)
19 Feb 09
I have been lucky in that the neighbours cannot hear mine when it is on, I have asked them before when I have had it on just to make sure!!!
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@cynthiann (18613)
• Jamaica
19 Feb 09
I have always done that to. There is something about music that makes me weant to dance and I always have it on when doing some cleaning. Sounds like you had some great fun.
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@gemini_rose (16192)
19 Feb 09
I love music anyway but hate cleaning, so the music makes it bearable hehe!!
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@katsmeow1213 (28910)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I like to have music on, but I never notice whether or not it makes me go any faster. Maybe it's just that the time passes faster because your mind is on the song and not on the cleaning!
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@gemini_rose (16192)
19 Feb 09
haha yes you could well be right there!!
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@Marcola (2776)
• United States
19 Feb 09
I'd actually have a hard time not dancing if it were me. So yeah, I wouldn't get as much done.
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@gemini_rose (16192)
19 Feb 09
haha I love to sing but the dancing dont bother me.
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@ddfreedie (690)
• India
20 Feb 09
while listening to music all ur concentration are transfered to the music u listen...so u donno what ur working and this will make ur work easy
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@murugezh (273)
• India
20 Feb 09
Hi I use to work with music even when I am doing some writing works. It will add two more person on me on my right and left side to do my work very correctly on time to finish my work more effectively. People who all are staying alone at they can only rid loneliness with music and videos. This will improve your skill set and time that we taken to finish that work will be completed on time, we never feel boring at all. We feel very energetic when there is a music with us. I don't know about others, but commonly music works and workouts a lot. Is it correct or not?
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@kbourgerie (8780)
• United States
20 Feb 09
I like having music on while I work also. For some reason, it helps distract from the monotony of the task and its more fun. The time goes by rather quickly and yes, you are right, its almost dissapointing when you are finished. Who would have thought?
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@zhuhuifen46 (3485)
• China
20 Feb 09
The influence of music is profound. It helps to calms down when people are in anxiety. In shopping malls, where customers are encouraged to stay longer, usually the slow paced music is played, while in fast food restaurant, in order to enhance turnover quick paced music is played. Some people cannot stand music or other sounds when doing work, others, esp boys, like to have music on to help calm down, and in turn, to concentrate. I like soft, low music on when I work.
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• China
20 Feb 09
i like listening to the music, not too noisy, but i think i cant work with the music on because my mind will be attracted by the music. i cant put my mind into two. i also like totally be in the music, without interruptance,to touch the feelings. thanks.
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• India
20 Feb 09
music is the one rythm tat makes our nerves to do things just like ....what we can do...more often i find a spring of confidence when i hear music ......
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• India
19 Feb 09
it happens to me too all the time.....i think that when we listen to music we do all tasks subconsciously and that helps us do the same faster and in an efficient manner..
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24 Feb 09
I either have music on or nothing. If I have the tv on, i get distracted and will end up watching whats on instead. My housework has suffered over the last weeks though so I think I might have to have some music on soon and get my bum into gear lol