Writer’s block? Procrastinator? Too busy? Tell it like it is! All those words mean LAZY. At least, for me, they do. Those are the words I tell myself to explain why I never seem to get anything done. I make big plans, buy supplies, make announcements. But the jobs don’t get done.
The hall needs to be spruced up. I bought the paint and new flooring almost a year ago.
The utility room is stuffed full of totes and baskets. I need to go through, donate, mend, pitch.
My desk is littered with notes, books, and printouts – research for the new novel.
I was home alone most of yesterday and should have made progress on at least one of those jobs.
Oh, I did try. I started working on each one of those jobs at different times yesterday. I got the paint out, found rollers and brushes. Now I have all that out on the counter, adding to the mess. I folded one basket of laundry.
I sorted through my research and wrote two paragraphs on the novel. Two paragraphs.
Most of the day I spent reading, browsing Facebook, and playing online games. When my husband came home, I cooked a big supper and settled in for the evening to watch TV with him.
Okay. The first step toward getting better is to admit you have a problem.
- added Personal Block List extension to Chrome. blocked all my favorite game sites.
- opened control panel and removed all the games on my computer’s hard drive.
- added the Stay Focused extension – it will temporarily block all websites.
- put my Kindle away in a drawer where I can’t see it.
I realize I’m treating myself like a child who has no self control and must be watched constantly to make sure she behaves. Well, as Mama used to say, “if the shoe fits – wear it.”
Am I the only one with this problem? Do you lose unintended hours to social media?