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Listening to Lecture While Working Out

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    I think best while doing a monotonous activity, so I figure I may absorb my lectures better if I listen to them while on the bike or treadmill or elliptical. This would save me valuable time. Has anyone ever done this? If so, how did you find it?


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    Doesn’t work for me. My mind wonders off in no time.

    I used to read an awful lot when I was young. It was a nice way to escape for me. Had no problems concentrating and pretty much devoured books en mass.
    Later on I lost this ability. Couldn’t read a page without my mind drifting off. This was really annoying me to no end. It’s not that I lost interest in reading or such, I just couldn’t finish a book.
    Than one day I had an epiphany. I was watching some movie about U-boats in WW2 when I realized that in my head was Glenn Miller music playing. It had nothing to do with the movie, it was just in my head. Strange.
    Then it hit me. I used to always listen to music when reading. Not loud, though. Just loud enough to make the noise and other distractions disappear. As a kid I was for a while reading everything I could get my hands on about WW2 and U-boats in particular. When I was reading those books I had always a Glenn Miller record playing, over and over and over.

    Funny how the mind works. Now when reading on my iPhone I have always music turned on as well. No problem finishing books anymore. 🙂


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    Welcome to the coolest zoo in town pancakes. I like your login name, very cool. Got maple syrup?.

    It’s amazing how many times we used to listen to the same albums over n over n over back in the early 80’s, 70’s, etc. Hyper-focus. Nowadaise I have to fire up the computer and re-design my playlists if I hear the same song twice in a single month. Okay I eggzagerate.

    The world has gone crazy, but I’ve decided I’m not coming with. I’m better off staying here

    At the zoo. grrr


    Phil, Just Phil.
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    Hey welcome Pancakes.  (mmm, welcome pancakes)  err sorry.

    It has been suggested many many times that physical movement helps ADDers with their brain function, so I suggest this is what you are experiencing. 

    Glenn Miller, ha, remember going through a phase during my high school years (about 15 years ago now) loving his back catalogue.  Quite a guitar player too.  Yeah, I found music helped sometimes, otherwise it just compounded my lack of interest in what I was doing.

    World has gone mad indeed Robbo, maybe one day it will be as far gone as we are hehehe. But I think it has gone in a decidedly sad (one) direction. 

    Ouch, just another clown sinking the boot into those boys, Mum would be so proud.


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    @Pancakes, I wish I had thought of that in university. I find audio lectures one of the hardest things to focus on. Rewind. Rewind. Rewind…

    Like you, @Haraldbenz, I also used to read tons of books when I was young but somewhere along the line lost the ability to finish a book. I’ve been trying to figure out what happened. Music isn’t a factor for me like it was for you. I think it might have to do with TV/internet. I default to screens now instead of reading.  Also, I have a hard time sticking with one book and tend to be trying to read about 15 all at the same time, never finishing any.


    Patte Rosebank
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    I used to have a stack of books (including the excellent series of “Uncle John’s Bathroom Readers”) & magazines in the bathroom, and I’d always read on the loo.

    Then, all of a sudden, after starting on Concerta, I cleared out the books, and now go in there, do what I have to do, and get out.

    Weird, eh?


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    It’s fun to just stop by and read here, all you freaks really crack me up. Thanks for the entertainment gang.

    I think I’ll start calling my mom mum!, guess this means I’m gonna have to call her then, huh?. Yikes… She might think I really love her. Sometimes it’s a good idea to just call mum and tell her I love her then shut up and listen. In theory, I’m sure this can be a good experience.

    It’s possible for me to actually shut up and listen at the same time. I’m raising the bar.

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