TIME KILLERS

Last Update: August 31, 2013

What's Killing Time?

Due to the fact that I have far more blog drafts than published blogs, I decided to pinpoint the reasons as to why I falter when it comes to blog and content production.

It's not for a lack of dedication. This week I have clocked in over 8 hours of dedicated Web development, SEO and WA training.

So, what gives?

Well, I decided to make a list of external factors contributing to my counter-productive tendencies.

TIME KILLERS

  • Facebook
  • TV
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Kids (LOL, just kidding!)
  • Emails
  • Texts
  • Men (oops, just kidding again!)
  • Endless link looping
  • Surfing

Notice that I mentioned Facebook more than once? YEAH, that's a problem.

Facebook doesn't distract me because I am using it all the time. It is distracting because I get constant messages, notifications, pokes, alerts on my smart phone, alerts on my laptop,

Seriously, we have to ask ourselves why we pay 2 and three times for a service we already have.

Do I really need the ability to see Facebook, emails, tweets, Instagrams, photos and and and... On my laptop, phone, ipad and whatever other overrated piece of technology I have laying around?

Get my drift?

Time for Reclamation

My conclusion is the time is long overdue to reclaim my most valuable asset...TIME

As I write this, I am in the process of simplifying my life and ridding myself of all the extraneous Time and Money sucking leeches in my house. The TV is gone, Facebook/Twitter/ ETC will soon only be accessible from my laptop or in a situation where WIFI is available.

AND... I will have a set goal with a specific and dedicated amount of time in which to complete the task!

Wow, see? The distractions are at a minimum and I bring you yet ONE MORE BLOG!

That's my rant for the day. Stay tuned for more.;-)

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jespinola Premium
Hey you are right. I hard to get concentrated when you have a lot of distractions.
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SerainaLee Premium
Yes I agree- sometimes we are over connected! Thank you for reading.
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jespinola Premium
;)
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Hudson Premium
Like this very much, and I am sure most of us have been where you are now. I think your action to resolve the percieved problem is good and will work just great. However I would like to suggest that the problem you raised might not be the only thing that is stopping you completing all those drafts. It may be (and don't please take this the wrong way), that there is a tad of self doubt somewhere and/ or a need for perfection before you publish. Again this is nothing new for most of us. So whilst I agree with what you are doing, try to get past the more drafts than published ratio to one that is the reverse of this, and who knows you might even find Facebook becomes a welcome but restricted period of relaxation in between all your writing efforts,
Hudson.
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SerainaLee Premium
Excellent insight Hudson and I appreciate your time to offer it! You hit the nail on the head when you said there may be some self doubt. Absolutely there is! In addition, I tend to over analyze and over criticize my work. So, I guess the less distractions I have that waste time- the more productive I can be when it comes to working these issues out and accepting the fact that while it will never be perfect, it may be good enough.;-)
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okydoky Premium
Hello Seraina. That Facebook is definitely a timekiller. I was encouraged to join Facebook in December. It's helped me reconnect with relatives, and also with schoolfriends who I haven't seen 40 and more years, but it does take up a lot of time so now I only spend once a week on it. I'm not sure I want to go anywhere near Facebook for marketing because of time constraints but I'll have a look at that when I've looked a bit more into the training on Facebook.
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SerainaLee Premium
Thanks for visiting and I am happy to see I am not alone on this train of thought.;-) I agree though, Facebook is a big helper in keeping connected with friends and family when used wisely!
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dwdad99 Premium
I love it! I can't cross out TV thought, Football just started!! As far as the rest of the electronics go, I call it "unplugging from distraction". I turn everything off for a couple of hours a night until I feel decompressed from the day.
Dave
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SerainaLee Premium
Thanks so much for reading! Oh, I know what you mean, it isn't easy! Since unplugging the tv I miss the NHL hockey, Football and Science but as for the rest- good riddance! I also enjoy the freedom I feel when I turn it all off.:-)
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Trialynn Premium
You did a good job of describing most people. The sad part is that they usually welcome these distractions because it gives them a perceived, although not real, excuse to take their mind off the serious stuff in life!
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SerainaLee Premium
Thank you for reading Trialynn- I agree with you! I guess I've just reached my limit with all these gadgets! ;-)
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