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Re: Maintaining one's focus while working (alpha/beta/delta brain waves)

by lemming (Priest)
on Apr 17, 2001 at 05:45 UTC ( #73028=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Maintaining one's focus while working (alpha/beta/delta brain waves)

Getting people to leave me the hell alone.

When I knew people wouldn't be bugging me, I would be generating work, but once there even was the possibility of people coming by I wasn't able to work as well. When I had time to hit a stride then I could keep working until someone actually came up and asked for something. Sometimes it meant coming in a 6 in the morning, but at 9-10am when everyone else got there, work started sputtering. But that was just my experience at one company.

To help ensure privacy with no distractions while trying for that alpha state I found that music helps. Antisocial behaviour can get certain people to avoid you, but it tends to show up in reviews.

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Re: Re: Maintaining one's focus while working (alpha/beta/delta brain waves)
by turnstep (Parson) on Apr 17, 2001 at 19:25 UTC
    Antisocial behaviour can get certain people to avoid you, but it tends to show up in reviews.

    LOL! That's one of my tricks too. The people at work* probably would be very surprised if they met me outside work and might even ask: "Hey, why aren't you this friendly and talkative at work?" Um...maybe it's because I want to get *work* done at work, and programming does not lend itself well to being interrupted every 5 minutes with a phone call, sports blabber, chit-chat, etc.

    Heck, I've been too busy to visit PerlMonks lately - now that's *busy*! ;)

    *This applies to the non-programmers only, of course

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