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I Am Easily Distracted

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    popuptarget popuptarget 46-50, M Mar 24

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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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    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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    Distracted At Work!

    First story and appropriately written whilst at work... I don't know about the rest of you but I am continually finding myself distracted by the web and the world and everything it has to offer. Whether it is reading someone’s story on EP and then seeing another one, then...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 1, 2013

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

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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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    Where Is This Coming From?

    Have I just always been easily distracted, or does it come from being borderline? I know I distract my own self from emotions and feeling. But this is ridiculous. I feel like I am going to forget who I am before I even get old enough to have these problems. Ugh.
    rainmoon rainmoon 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 30

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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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    It'S Happening, Right Now!!!

    I'm very easily distracted, especially when I'm working on my assignment or school projects. It's happening, now!!! At this moment!!! I'm now working on my research methods study's assignment, which I just got to question 6 out of 17. I always have this feeling when I have to do...
    kokillakokill kokillakokill 26-30, F Sep 10, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Ooh Shiny!

    You are talking to me, I hear the first part of what you say, but the TV just flickered brighter and I look up, I stare at it, drawn in. I can no longer hear what you are saying, the dog barks and I turn to see what she is barking at, I look out the window searching for any...
    SgtsLittleGirl SgtsLittleGirl 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 4, 2013

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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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    Ohai Tumblr

    I would like to give my soul to tumblr for distracting me. Recently found a new tumblr blog that I am going to go scroll through obsessively for a few hours, bai. http://fuckyeahyo-ka.tumblr.com/
    Toukos Toukos 18-21 Feb 28, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Stop The Press, I Found An Even Hotter Weather Girl

    Well, I had to expand my research into the Latin American stations before striking gold, but here it is. Check it out if you dare: Tee hee...    ________________________________________________ OMG. looks like a REALLY hot forecast... OK, enough silliness. Here is a real...
    crotus crotus 51-55, M May 18, 2013

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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 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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 2, 2007

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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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    ToxicGummyBear ToxicGummyBear 16-17, F May 5

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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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    bunnybuns bunnybuns 26-30, M Jan 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Sometimes

    My test for finding out how interested I am in something is to learn how easily I am distracted when I'm supposed to be focusing on this thing. One of the tasks I do for my job is going through these reports to see if there's anything I should comment on. Most of the time it...
    Morgause Morgause 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 9, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    Half a Life is all I get

    I'm an ADDer....no H....its just my brain. They call it ADHD - Primarily Inattentive Type. And I would swear it didn't hit me full scale until I was 45. That's when I got tested and found out I perform at about 20% of normal for some concentration tasks. That test with the color...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 4, 2013

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    I'm Not Adhd But…

    I cannot focus on anything. I have an extremely high IQ but my brain just won't stay on task when it's supposed to. I'm sure that television, 24/7 internet usage and pot smoking do not help with this, but whatever it is, I'm going to start meditating again with the hopes that it...
    yeahwhatevernevermind yeahwhatevernevermind 18-21, T 2 Responses Dec 6, 2011

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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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    I get distracted by shiny objects, okay? I have appreciation for the simple pleasures like a necklace on a stranger or an engagement ring, I don't necessarily want these expensive...
    4NeonFun 4NeonFun 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    I've personally never really had a good sense with guys. I've always liked the guys no one would ever give a second glance at. But I tend to like people too quickly. I'm not saying...
    rachelharperr rachelharperr 13-15, F Jul 6

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    Just saying, I get easily annoyed especially with women, the ones that I talk to that just ignore me to get rid of me is very annoying >.< I would at least like some...
    DavidRHall1996 DavidRHall1996 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    I get attached to a person easily and quickly that is my problem .
    mimilsu mimilsu 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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