Well, I woke up late. Ugh.
Then I had to go to work for the first time in a week and do actual work. Ugh.
So, no post yesterday. I've also decided to hold my PLL and RWood post until next Wednesday, after I watch the 2 new episodes next Tuesday.
Instead I want to ramble a bit about something that has been on my mind this week while I was snowed in and getting cabin fever..
Not only am I guilty of it, I also think I'm pretty damn good at it. It started in high school. I was involved in a bunch of clubs and activities and shit and I was a teenager, so I knew everything and my parents knew nothing and I didn't need any help with anything. So probably around Junior Year I started multitasking the hell out of things and I got good at it.
The problem is that the older I got, the better I got at multitasking. However I tended to pick and choose which things were going to get more focus than others. Sometimes my picking and choosing was... misguided. I think I just heard my parents laugh out loud. Anyway, I love multitasking and I think that sometimes its the way to go and I'm not planning on cutting it out completely.
Now that I've gone through all of that, let's talk about what I've started hating about my multitasking habits...
>> When I watch a movie or a TV show I'm always on my computer working on something or browsing blogs or writing a blog post. Or I'm on my phone on Twitter and Instagram, probably Pinterest too. So I'm never giving my full attention to the movie or TV show I'm watching. Which is fine when it's the 739th rerun of CSI that I've seen 738 times, but it's sort of distracting when it's an episode of something that I've never seen before. Am I really enjoying it?
>> I get my emails and tweets and alerts pushed to my phone. So while I'm at work anytime I see my phone light up, I open that tab up on my computer. Without fail, every time, I've wasted 15 minutes. Isn't there a better way to handle that?
>> I never feel like I can enjoy watching 3 hours of Netflix because I'm constantly feeling like there's something else I could be doing. Which is usually why I only watch Netflix when I can watch it AND work on something else at the same time.
>> I've started noticing lately that when I only give something 70% of myself, then it's going to be about C- good. If I put 100% of myself into something, then it might be A+ worthy and who doesn't like an A+?
OR.. Here's a funny story..
I started this post at 7:30am this morning and it's 10:45am now and I'm just now getting back to it because I got distracted. So, I can't think of a better example for why I need to address (my moms favorite phrase) my multitasking addiction.
So here's what I'm thinking..
>> Spending more time "unplugged".
>> Addressing my procrastination problem.
>> Make a To Do List every night before bed for the following day.
>> Schedule time to do things I enjoy without feeling like I'm wasting valuable time.
I'm not sure what other methods I should attempt. There's always room for improvement. I also would appreciate advice from any of you peeps out there. I'm a work in progress and perfection is unattainable.
So because this post was some awful, terrible, no good, crap... Here are some photos of me sitting at my desk RIGHT NOW.
Literally just turned on my web cam to get these pictures for you.
I'm so weird. I apologize profusely.
I just remember that it's #backthatazzup Friday with Whit.
This is the only thing I've been listening to lately, because I'm weird.
We've established this.