A phrase I hear all the time – one I use often myself – is “I have too much to do, and not enough time to do it”.  There is certainly some semblance of truth to the statement – there will always be more to do than there is time available to accomplish it all.  The dirty secret that nobody wants to admit to, however, is that we could get a whole lot more accomplished if we didn’t waste so much of that precious time.

We’re all guilty of it in some form or another – whether it be frequently checking Facebook to see what your friends are up to, or obsessively watching Twitter for the next trendy topic to chime in on – we spend an inordinate amount of time not doing the things we’re supposed to be doing.

Social Media,  Internet News, RSS and other Internet distractions (yes, including this blog), provide an easy way to procrastinate.  It’s easy to say “I’ll start working on that in a minute – I just want to check Facebook really quick” only to find an hour has lapsed and you’ve still not done any work.

We control how much time we have – and dont have – to accomplish what we want to do.

If you’re finding that you don’t have enough time to accomplish whatever it is you want to do, the first place you should place blame is likely yourself.

Just think of all the stuff you could get done if you stopped browsing the internet for hours a day….

(that goes for me, too)

 

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