There are just some activities that suck up your time. You say “I’m only going to spend ten minutes on…” and then suddenly it is hours later and you are still on that site.
This week while I’m home alone all day I have certain goals – mostly to work on cleaning my office. This means while I am checking emails and so on I have to avoid sites like Ravelry, Pinterest, and Facebook if I’m to accomplish anything at all.
Don’t get me wrong I LOVE wandering around these sites. I find inspiration and laughter and a lot more on the sites. However, I lose time like it is leaking through a sieve. If I want to accomplish stuff I have to not look at those sites.
The other thing that sucks up my time is the Kindle Fire that was just handed down to me. I’ve been setting it up and removing things from the carousel. I like the format but Kindle missed the mark when they didn’t allow you to put things in folders on the Fire – now if anyone knows how to do that – they should let me know.
Along with setting things up I’ve been playing games on the Fire. Backgammon, word games, Phase 10, Skipbo, and so many more are on there, and last night I spent hours playing backgammon, and others. I will not be touching it today as I have too much to do.
I have a crochet to do list and the other tasks in the office I want to get done. Since my gout is bugging me today, it will likely be a crochet day. I have a long list of what I need to do for crocheting. If I can’t accomplish one goal, I’ll work on the others.
However, I will be avoiding those damn time sucks as they steal away all my good time so I cannot get done the things I want to get done – even if they are fun to spend time doing.