Confession time. All of us, in here for this one please.
How do you waste time? I am convinced that most of us waste time during the day. My worst days are writing days like today when I get derailed. I hit writer’s block and I hit a wall. Then I go waste time. Not intentionally, I just do it. 30 seconds. Five minutes. Ten minutes. It adds up. And I wonder why I never work a 40 hour work week – why it always stretches to 50. And I wonder how much more I could get done if I had better self-discipline.
Here’s how I waste time: I check twitter too much. I check my blog stats and other stats (I suspect this is a major addiction among bloggers). I check my bank balance on line way more than I need to. I do random math on my calculator, even though I don’t like math. I stare into the abyss. I go get tea. I multi-task to the point where I am efficient at nothing.
Oh yeah, and sometimes I write blog posts like this.
Then I get back to it.
Sometimes I think I have ADD. And sometimes I think I need to be a much better steward of my time. I have the attention span of a mutated gnat. When I go into a factory and watch workers slogging it out 8 hours a day non-stop or watch the typical pace at a Tim Hortons, I realize I could do much better. I want to make better use of my time.
How do you waste time? How do you feel about it?