Is it bad to watch movies, etc while studying for finals?

<p>The only thing that has gotten me to focus on my calc is my movie marathon.
They are all movies that I have seen 1000s of times. I am picking up concepts and i get excited to study because it means i could watch one of my fav movies too.
is this bad? i mean, so far so good for me but does anyone else do this?</p>

<p>i know there are studies that show multi-tasking is bad....</p>


<p>You seriously bumped after 1 hour? Go watch a movie or something and relax :D</p>

<p>And yes, I used to do this too but with TV shows since they’re shorter.</p>

<p>You just said it’s helping you, so it’s obviously not too bad for you. You’re probably more focused on the work and just use the movie as a distraction, a background noise. If you start trying to focus on the movie then you might start having trouble sticking to studying.</p>

<p>It’s all dependent on what works for you. I know people who work best that way. It sounds like you perform better with a movie on. You could try without the movie. If you still do better with, than you probably don’t need our input.</p>

<p>I do way better without anything going on. A couple nights ago, I tried to study to music, and I just ended up zoning out to it, doing pushups, and looking up random stuff related to the bands. Then last night I did it without the music, and I just totally immersed myself in studying.</p>

<p>As long as you’re focusing, you should be fine. If you mean studying while watching a movie, then you need to make sure you’re not distracted by the movie to the point that you’re not even really studying.</p>

<p>As ExaltedAlmighty said, it depends on each person so if you can work like that, then all the better. I also require a quiet environment to study, and things like talking/TV/other noises don’t help me. I listen to music occasionally when I do some form of written homework, but otherwise, if I’m reading or studying some material, I can’t listen to music at the same time.</p>