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I Am Easily Distracted

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    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

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    I have ADHD and usually with my Anxiety I tend

    to get easily distracted. Which is not good when it comes to studying or doing school work.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F Sep 15

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    pappharry pappharry 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I have no idea what it is.

    But in the middle of lectures I start thinking about what would happen if Tarzan had been raised in the city. I can't help it, there are just two many ideas to be explored. Who cares about the 2ed Agricultural Revolution anyways?
    lillylolz lillylolz 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    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

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    I am seriously the most easily distracted

    individual on Planet Earth. Anything ranging from a squirrel looking for an acorn to something falling on the ground making a loud noise will distract me. I used to HATE it but now I'm learning to embrace it, because it's funny how distracted I get from the dumbest things. But...
    xNickDavidx xNickDavidx 18-21, M Apr 30

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    Ans so goes by another day

    where it is 2 hours until my dad gets home and i still havent touched my summer homework. I believe i really need help learning how to focus my mind on the tasks at hand and just. get. them. done. i have 2 very good books that i am excited about reading, Guns Germs and Steel...
    a1uM1nuM448 a1uM1nuM448 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I Am Easily............. Oooh Look At the Bird.

    I wouldn't say that I am easily distracted. I just have a mind that likes to go on adventures.  I can't help it if it takes the rest of me with it.  
    ablmu65 ablmu65 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 16, 2009

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    I can't stay concentrated

    for too long. When I do, my mind wanders and I end up looking around.
    oddiecastillo oddiecastillo 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    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

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    I taped my nose to my forehead

    and I can't stop laughing XD oh my god it's too funny I can't breath
    Kaylaana Kaylaana 13-15, F Jul 3

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    Like, I should be doing my homeworks/chores now,

    but I remember my classmate told me to upload her pics on facebook. So I open the pc upload pictures/ surf . Then forgot I have a lot of chores to do. I just remember it when it's too late. Gooossshhh! 😢
    hellsAngel025 hellsAngel025 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    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 2 Responses Sep 14

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    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

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    I dont have a problem.

    .. I just feel the urge to write more on this site right here cuz well I'm in love with you >_< Brain: Stop looking in the mirror and look into my soulless eyes -_-' Me: But they're so soulless and unusually shiny O_O Brain: That's because they're your eyes >_< Me...
    SquirrellyGal2493 SquirrellyGal2493 18-21 Feb 1

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    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 18-21, F Feb 10

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    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 1 Response Apr 22, 2011

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    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 1 Response Oct 10, 2013

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    bunnybuns bunnybuns 26-30, M Jan 12

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    No, it's not my age causing this problem.

    I've been like this for years. I get bored and lose my concentration. Some times it's embarrassing. I need a rewind App for my brain.
    MsNightingale MsNightingale 56-60, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    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 19-21, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2007

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    ToxicGummyBear ToxicGummyBear 16-17, F May 5

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    Just Sitting On The John......what? There's Donuts On The Counter?!?! *eats A Donut*.....

    Then looks over to his open Algrebra book on the counter right next to the donuts. " Oh I gotta finish my math homework!" he exclaims.  Dashes over to grab a pencil from the drawer and see's an open computer. "oh I need to check my email!" *checks his email* " there's this...
    HaThatWasFunnyNot HaThatWasFunnyNot 31-35 1 Response Oct 16, 2010

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    VendettaVita VendettaVita 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2012

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    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 1 Response Mar 12

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    Ok so here's the thing I'm distracted way too

    easy I mean it's crazy I can't even tell you What's that? Wait what was I saying? Never mind
    SissyDiaperedBaby SissyDiaperedBaby 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    It's ratings week at your local News

    Station Hey guys, I dare you to watch these videos and then try to remember even ONE thing the lady has actually said. Good luck with that... http:
    crotus crotus 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    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 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2007

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    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

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    And it sucks because it's

    so hard for me to pay attention to people. Even if I REALLY want to.
    Someoneatschoolfoundme Someoneatschoolfoundme 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    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

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    I'm Sorry....what?

    This is, without a doubt, one of my major flaws. It’s not intentional and I’m not being rude, even though it certainly appears that way. I just can’t seem to stop myself doing it. If I’m having a conversation in a room where there is another conversation taking place...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 13, 2010

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    I Cant Stay Focused

    i have ADD and i forget a lot of stuff i learn, i cant keep my attention on anything boring, and i daydream way too much. when im trying to study, even just the tapping of a pencil or whistling will distract me and drive me crazy. i cant have music or TV on when I'm trying to...
    siciliana88 siciliana88 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2009

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    Im distracted so easily!

    earlier I was going to go make a sandwich next thing I know im reading some posts on here and two hours later im posting this and im sooo hungry! No more putting it off. I gotta get something in my belly :3
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 14

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    OMG It's Awful!

    I guess the easier question would be what am I not distracted by-lol I will be in the middle of a conversation and then "boom" it happens. Something shiny goes by....or something noisy.....or I see a new gadget. My head just floats away. I think it's because I am...
    bassplayer bassplayer 46-50, M 7 Responses Oct 12, 2008

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    So Easily Distracted ....

    I am just one of those people that is easily ... ooooooh i have a comment notifaction :D
    deadinsideout deadinsideout 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    Studying Is Difficult

    I find it so difficult to study for anything in school. I don't know why, but I always find myself moving around a lot and fidgeting in class and always looking around or zoning off and nothing productive ever gets done. Does anyone know how I can control it or even stop this???
    aiikii aiikii 19-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2008

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    Oh look, a little coin.

    I'm just going to roll this on the table for about an hour. Oh noes! I was attempting to work on homework then I got distracted. Not again. >w< This always happens to me! I swear, anything can and will distract me from what I was trying to do. Even the slightest things can...
    lilykitten1998 lilykitten1998 16-17, F Apr 30

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2012

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    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Mar 24

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    That awkward moment when a sentence doesn't end

    like you think it octopus. This explains my level of Heightened distraction .
    athenalovlies athenalovlies 18-21, F 1 Response May 1

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    Snap! Snap! Tap! Tap!

    I get distracted from anything possible! Even if its a little creak I'll hear it and take probably five minutes listening to it creak over and over again. I'm especially bad when I'm on the computer. My homepage is msn so they have those little articles that slideshow through and...
    stripesANDsunshine stripesANDsunshine 18-21, F 1 Response May 29, 2008

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    Too Many Screens!

    Only a few years ago I could actually watch a movie without distractions, or read my favorite superhero comics without any distractions, but not anymore. If I watch a movie I have to check my cell phone , or my iPad , or my computer. Forget about reading a book ...thank goodness...
    AlaskanHero AlaskanHero 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 25, 2013

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    I mean right now I'm supposed to be working,

    but I just get distracted with other fun things, like EP. It's even worse when A pretty girl passes by, I just have to look. I've almost gotten into accidents and such just by "rubber necking". It sucks, you show me something shiny and I'm looking at that instead of what I'm...
    AlbuquerqueJay AlbuquerqueJay 31-35, M Jul 18

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    Sometimes when I'm talking to a person,

    I just see something that is mildly interesting at best and get distracted and abruptly stop talking. It's become a (rather annoying) habit.
    LilithAbney LilithAbney 18-21, F Mar 18

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    Attention Span Of A Damn Goldfish

    I have a short attention span at times. I could probably help this by not constantly consuming copious amounts of sugary sweets and espresso. When I meditate and whatnot, my attention span is much longer and more durable. During school or even work sometimes, I can be focusing...
    PinkInferno PinkInferno 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2013

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    The internet is such a cursed blesssing...urgh!! Distractions are the norm...I need to find a way to stop them, for someone like me who would never sit still in a class...
    Bfive Bfive 22-25, M Sep 8

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    This group sums me up lol I like to chat and laugh and banter....but i do get easily distracted lol
    TeddyboyUK72 TeddyboyUK72 41-45, M Sep 14

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    I often find beginning a new hobby or journey in life is great at first then a few weeks later I get distracted and want something else and become bored with my choices. It becomes...
    Nutcase38 Nutcase38 36-40, F Aug 24

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    I get sick very easily. I can feel sick because I ate or drank too much, or because I am nervous about something, and I have a bad case of motionsickness. Also, when someone else...
    pukeboy pukeboy 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    But i don't get angry easily.
    gomezonfire gomezonfire 22-25, F Aug 24

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