I Am Easily Distracted

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    lizygurl lizygurl
    18-21, F
    Oct 14, 2014

    People tell me it's wierd the way I sometimes

    black out in the middle of a conversation and lost track of what I was talking about...like literally any thought that comes to my mind distracts me from a conversation..I don't do it on purpose...it just happens...quite often...makes my mother angry cuz she asks me to do her a...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 16, 2015
    ProcrastiNATE1492 ProcrastiNATE1492
    36-40, M
    Jan 25

    Well I was born with drugs in my system

    which effected my short term memory and also I can get easily distracted
    ILavIt ILavIt
    13-15, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2014

    It's Bad..however..

    I think it sorta saved my life a couple weeks ago..Lol. I was driving and I saw some weird sparks up ahead to the right. I kept looking to see what it was because it caught my eye. I noticed no one was driving behind me so I slowed down a bit. The sparks disappeared for a a few...
    Browneyes4322 Browneyes4322
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 5, 2012

    My Active Mind

    I could be doing anything, but suddenly I remember funny things and start smiling. I might even think of a song randomly and start playing it in my head. I might even just think about completely weird, random ideas. I also bring these things up myself to help me feel less...
    emipurple emipurple
    18-21, F
    Oct 10, 2013

    I could be having a serious conversation

    and then I'll see a bird and I'll forget about what I was talking about and point out the bird, then I'll see it fly and wish that I could, then I'll think about flying, then I'll think about airplanes, and I'll think about how i went on an airplane before, then I'll think about...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 2, 2014

    I sometimes get distracted by playing video game

    or simply browsing internet too much that I just can't focus in studying.
    nguyen23 nguyen23
    18-21, M
    Nov 24, 2014

    When older men on EP hit on younger women.

    Like, no thanks. You're like 50 and I'm 18. You're MARRIED and I have a boyfriend. You can leave. Haha it's so annoying, I've never hit the 'block' button so many times in my life, lol. Ok back to homework...
    lizygurl lizygurl
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2014

    I was trying to draw a skull.

    ....then this happened
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2015

    Ugh I hate how you can

    either be really productive on Adderall or just a easily waste hours of your time on the internet just googling stuff or stalking peoples profiles. That and EP set me off track very easily. I guess it's time to do my work but not until I have the perfect playlist to do my work...
    AllLoveXOXO AllLoveXOXO
    18-21, M
    1 Response Jan 14, 2014

    Easily Distracted - Far Too Easily

    I should be halfway through a book I have been commissioned to write- alas, it sits whilst I take on fantastic ideas (what appears to be fantastic ideas).  I am also a mature student at present completing my Masters Degree, I thought perhaps I would have outgrown the...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses May 22, 2008

    I'm not the one you want to hold a flashlight

    for you while you work on something.
    Morrgin Morrgin
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 17, 2015

    in school its really hard to pay attention

    and remember stuff and at home its the same but it kinda doesnt matter cuz its not important like in school
    darcy10 darcy10
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 4, 2015

    The Weather Bunny...

    Down here in Miami, Florida, on one of our local TV stations (WSVN) they recently promoted this cute, perky young woman named Vivian Gonzalez to do the weather... she is in fact a trained meteorologist, aside from just being pretty to look at, although previously, I understand...
    crotus crotus
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2012

    SO many things to do today

    and yet so many ways to avoid doing them thanks to the internet.
    Sportser Sportser
    26-30, M
    1 Response Oct 3, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 9, 2014

    Timed Out

    I’ve got this song written. In fact, no, currently I have about 89% of a song.  My upload has stalled. B’Jeeezus, you’d have thought it was Bohemian Rhapsody or something, not just a bloke banging an acoustic guitar and having a bit of a wail.  I thought I had it earlier...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan
    46-50
    Aug 29, 2012

    The world is ending. *plays on my DSi*,

    There a zombie apolocalypse *watches anime*, The neighbor house is on fire *makes a sandwich*, My garage is getting robbed *Does homework*, Theirs a robbery going on nearby *eats ice cream*. Amber Alert *listen to music*. I am easily distracted when it comes to think i like more...
    NymNin NymNin
    18-21, F
    Mar 12, 2014

    Sorry...you Where Saying Something ??

    Oh for the love of GAWD .. why do i get so distracted .. I feel my mind wandering..I try to stop it..i know its doing it..Focus, focus oh how in the world am i to have a deep and meaningful conversation when i have a wandering mind...arghhhh  Please repeat what you just said...
    caroli9 caroli9
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2007

    yea I'm easily ohhh squirrel

    now what was I going to so oh yea bird sorry right lets get back to what I was saying I'm easily distracted as you can see
    silentpoet23 silentpoet23
    16-17, M
    Dec 27, 2015
    NomadAngel117 NomadAngel117
    18-21, M
    May 20, 2015

    Not really...but I have been

    since Thursday..lyrics deep in thought.. Oh would I follow you... How could I have ever doubted you? Sweet baby, nuture me Sweet lady, if you please Try your ways on me Try your ways on me Try the way on me Try the way...
    lavioletta lavioletta
    31-35, F
    1 Response Sep 14, 2014
    Gabriel235 Gabriel235
    13-15, M
    2 Responses May 9, 2015

    It's true, I get distracted very easily,

    in fact I hardly ever finish anyth
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky
    18-21, F
    Jun 21, 2015
    lookforafriend lookforafriend
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Mar 18

    I am. I can't help it.

    I have to concentrate on doing things. Especially if I'm sitting in class. Oh! The horror. I'll miss a lot of information. Mostly because I daydream a lot. ^^
    7WholeDays 7WholeDays
    22-25, F
    Feb 10, 2014
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jan 3, 2015

    Multitareas

    I can do up to 6 things at the same time. I can't only focus on one task. And that's why it takes me so long to finish things.
    caritus caritus
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2007

    Whenever I go on the computer I have a million

    things open at once!!! Aghh I can't help it!!!
    Justsmile17 Justsmile17
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 10, 2014
    stamosl stamosl
    13-15, M
    Jan 4, 2015

    Here's an old classic

    which used to be on Cartoon Network called pinky & the brain, if I was one of these characters which one would I be? Pinky? Or the brain?
    Diggemzz Diggemzz
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    Guy Winch, TED talk about emotional first aid.

    Rumination is a massive contributor to depression. Thinking deeply about negative things that happen in our lives, going over them over again and again. To break that, all it takes is a 2 minute distraction. It's that easy. But make it a good one, creative or looking at photo...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 1, 2015

    One of my big issues in life is I have the kind

    of mind that flips straight from one thing to another often spending ages looking at things, googling around various websites anything other than what it was I was meant to and so just not completing set tasks. It's isn't helped by my tendency to only pursue fun things so if...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 14, 2015

    Seriously. I'm getting killed in math class

    and the only reason I'm getting passing grades is because-ooh, butterfly~ Wait, what was I talking about?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 23, 2015

    When I Get Bored I Look For Li...

    when i get bored i look for little things to do or things that will keep my self busy
    angelnsand87 angelnsand87
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 2, 2007

    When you can't even make a cup of tea without

    getting distracted... All it takes is a split-second and I've lost count of how many sugars I already have in my mug. The struggle is real
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 9, 2015

    Yes I am very easily distracted,

    which is only one of the several reasons I chose to stop driving. When I was in my earl 50s I started noticing that I couldn't do a proper shoulder check because I had arthritis in my neck. My right foot would cramp up and suddenly I was speeding and couldn't take my foot...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1
    70+, F
    Dec 28, 2015

    I am possibly the most easily distracted person

    I know. It has gotten to the point where I literally spent two hours trying to win at that "KILL THE BUG" advertisement. You probably don't even know what that it. I've asked my friends and they don't know, but then again, that's probably because they haven't ever spent two...
    directioner600 directioner600
    16-17, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2014

    I'm a top geezer, I'm a crowd pleaser,

    I know a girl named Louisa, I own a juice squeezer, on my pizza I like grated cheeser & when I download music I like it for freezer!
    Diggemzz Diggemzz
    31-35, M
    1 Response Dec 30, 2015
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2014

    Me too. Maybe procrastination is not my problem

    after all but constantly being distracted
    HorseAngel33 HorseAngel33
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2014

    Only 1 week and a half

    for the university admission tests **** me **** everything I am scared I want to die only for 2 weeks, is that too much to ask?
    Frangenia Frangenia
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 21, 2014
    Thespistx Thespistx
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 20, 2015

    My mum: Go post this birthday card.

    Me: I'll just go put my coat on. *Goes outside. Walks to post box and realises I've left envelope with card on kitchen table. Walks back to kitchen sees cookie box Grabs a cookie Spills crumbs Sweeps em up Goes upstairs Remembers envelope Goes downstairs Hears something...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    5 Responses Dec 24, 2015

    I'm gonna go study today!

    But wait, there's a new message. Oh look, a new video on Youtube. And it's got a link on it! Wait, what does that mean? Let me just google it. Oh wait, there's a game notification. Wait, what? A new e-mail? *A few hours later* Ok. Now that it's all over, I'm just gonna study...
    GacruxAlbireo GacruxAlbireo
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2015

    I have a lot of work to do

    but everything else seems more interesting right now.
    BrownSugarBabe BrownSugarBabe
    22-25, F
    Feb 12, 2015

    Distraction And I

    Have a toxic relationship. We're the worst best friends. We love each other, fight with each other, make up unknowingly and the cycle continues. It's too controlling, i'm too addicted to it to let go. It eats my brains and dampens my senses and i bite the dust and dampen my...
    FreeFallWall FreeFallWall
    22-25, M
    Apr 22, 2011

    When guys use emojis.

    .. That's cute :3 hahahah
    3st3ll3 3st3ll3
    16-17, F
    Jan 12, 2015
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