“The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.” Bertrand Russell

Take a minute and think about what your biggest time wasters. What are they? What would happen if you took some of the time you were spending on these things and focused on pursuiting your dreams and goals? Are there other areas in your day where you could work on your passions?

 

Well I have to confess. I do most of my shopping online. So I do a lot of looking. And some of that is pretty mindless. I look at shoes. I try and find the best price—not so bad in itself, but honestly sometimes I’m just doing it because I don’t feel like doing anything else.

 

I don’t think of twitter as a time waster really. First of all I’m not on there very much. Also it’s interaction. I feel much the same about Facebook but there—well you can tell when you are just doinking around and not actually catching up or finding out what your friends are up to.

 

I read A LOT. So I don’t feel like I need to do more of that. I read frequently and very very fast.

I do have bouts of watching a lot of TV—mainly when I’m stressed and I need to be distracted. Or when I can’t sleep. I don’t really feel guilty about that either because like I said, I read so much it balances out how much I watch tv shows or movies.

I do think I could spend less time just looking at Sephora or Macy’s or ebay or Etsy. I could then work on learning more programming skillz or go back to making my collage boxen. I could also get outside with Bean more often—as a family we aren’t great about that after about October.

Hmm…yes. There needs to be more engagement, less disengagement. Hopefully soon the stress will abate and that will become possible. For now? I’m watching Law and Order and looking for new Doc Marten’s.