Slamming on the brakes as needed

This morning on the podcast, I was talking about how fast the month has gone by and then here it is another late afternoon and I’m back at the kitchen table just like that. POW! Right here! What did I accomplish today? Not a great deal aside from getting the flu shot and getting gas in the Spark. Aside from that, it’s not been much of a day.

I’m all caught up at work but I’ve done nothing with the time that frees up for me, just mindless iPad surfing, app to app, refresh the Tweets, look for funny things to share on Tik Tok. Hours can be lost pointlessly roaming around in cyberspace each week.

That’s why I had to slam on the brakes a bit ago and get away from the iPad and get back to the kitchen where it’s brighter and there are other things to do aside from letting myself slip into the near slumber of distraction.

I have to stay on track but I don’t because it’s too easy to slip back into doing nothing.

It’s too easy to let the internet do the work for me and live vicariously through what everyone else is doing or what everyone else wants us to think they are doing.

I don’t want to waste tons of time each week but I also don’t want to overdo it which I have done in the past. My mind can go nuts with ideas of what to create and if not something new, how to tweak something old and it would be far more productive to sit out in the sunshine with my eyes closed for 15 minutes if there was truly nothing to do for a bit.

Just not fooling with the theme on this site you are looking at right now over the last month (that’s right – this site is one month old today!) has been a major accomplishment. It’s one of those things I would have obsessed over in the past just so I can block myself from doing anything productive here.

Self-sabotage, anyone? I’m sure I’ve got some stored up around here somewhere. I’m trying to no longer partake of it myself. Trying trying trying.

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  1. “It’s too easy to let the internet do the work for me and live vicariously through what everyone else is doing or what everyone else wants us to think they are doing.”

    HA! That’s exactly what *everyone* on in the internet is doing.

    –Beetroot

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