I am soo busy. Yet I am playing on Facebook. I am soo busy. Yet, I am playing games. I am soo busy. Yet, I have time to talk rubbish at the office. I am soo busy. I am so just important. And the list goes on.
Lately, I have started to realize some of the lies I am indulging in. As I am getting much busier, I realize that I must find a way of getting more done.
Now, I don’t mean that egotistically or being impatient with people, I more mean where “I myself” just waste time for no other reason. I have been really looking over in “What I actually do” each day and working out what needs to be cut out so I can get more done of “What I actually want”.
So far, I have found that my biggest time wasters are:
– Worrying about things outside of my control.
– Eating junk foods that slow me down (albeit I rarely do that these days).
– Thinking “too much” about things, instead of just doing them.
– Over checking my emails.
– Talking “Too much” to other people at the office (although it’s much less than I used too).
There are probably more of these, but what I can tell you is just by fixing most of the above – it would give me much more time that I would believe.
Now I am asking myself, “Why on earth?” and I addicted to wasting time? Now, I am getting on the right track – I have these “Strange Urges” to go back into these old patterns.
In not just myself (but almost everyone I know) is that we all “Develop” these strange time wasting patterns, that don’t actually work in our better interests but give us a “Secondary Payoff” such as:
– The excitement of Drama (over-watching General Hospital or Dynasty).
– The ego inflation of importance (we are “So Busy” and “So Damn Important”).
– The fun of avoiding work (if I am talking to a work colleague, I don’t have to face my work problems).
– The pleasure of indulgence (getting drunk with friends is so much fun and because I am hung-over I don’t have to work as hard today).
It’s quite odd, even when I list these out “Logically” I know that myself and most people I know have been guilty of such “Time Suckers”.
Like many addictions, we all get a short-term payoff from them, but often face much larger (and not always instant) consequences. I am actually finding, just by cutting back on these “Time Suckers” I have more and more time available! Strangely enough, the time was always there but as I didn’t have the pressure – I never felt compelled to really look at what I do and access it. But, old habits die hard (but they do die!).
I have to say though, Wasting Time is very addictive! I am glad I am finally “Getting over myself” and really starting to act in my own best interests.