What did you do today? Write the next great novel? Solve the world’s problems, or at least a couple of household one’s? Volunteer? Knock seven things off that ever growing to do list? Not me. Nope. Nada. I pretty much accomplished NOTHING. Again. So where did my day go and how does this keep happening?
Today I take a look at what on earth is happening to my day and how it is that I put my head down to the grindstone at 8:47 am as my kids head off to school and then hit the panic button at 3:25 pm when I realize school is done, my “easy” work hours are over and another day is lost. What the hell! Is it me? Is this my fault? Do I have some weirdo new form of middle age ADD that is preventing me from being the productive nearly destructive force that I used to be? Nope, can’t be my fault so I look to place the blame elsewhere, and it doesn’t take me long to find the culprits.
Enemy Number 1. Facebook. I have a love hate relationship with you that I am sure requires no explanation. I simply must check in with you every morning to make sure I have not missed anything! Oh and when I get a new fan! Squee. Distracted.
Enemy Number 2. Twitter. Five minutes can easily turn into an hour. Why must you be so much fun? (pst are we chatting on twitter yet?)
Enemy Number 3. Pinterest. Perhaps the most dangerous social media site of all. I stop by just to see if I can locate a quick idea for our upcoming Easter Dinner. Two hours later I have pinned three outfits, six new ideas for the kitchen and four new “must see” vacation spots. Oh how I loathe and hate that space!
Enemy Number 4. E-mail. Just as I finally start to focus on work that needs to be done I become distracted by the sweet little icon on my iPhone letting me know I have MAIL! Whee mail, I love mail. Must stop everything and check the mail.
Enemy number 5. Food. Apparently I am not distracted by the need for regular meals and can forget breakfast or lunch all together, but the need for coffee and snacks can drive me to distraction, causing spontaneous baking and appetizer creation. This is not good for my waist and tends to drive me right back to enemy number three.
Enemy Number 6. Candy Crush. This game must have been created by the devil. Just saying.
Enemy Number 7. Instagram. So many pretty people doing so many pretty things and taking such fabulous pictures! Who doesn’t like to see pretty
and not so pretty pictures!
I think I may need some kind of social media intervention, OR just smarten the hell up. Just saying.