I find that I have an interesting pattern in my life. I see something that I want to do, and I go for it. Then I realize that I need to change my patterns to accommodate it … and I do. Then I get busy at work, or with other things, or sick, or travel, or whatever takes me out of my routine … and then I lose it.
I started the New Hermetics course all gung-ho! Now I find that I want to do the work, but I’m having a hard time finding the time. Taking 45 minutes out of my morning, or when I get home is tough!
I’m most easily distracted by work, which I seem to feel like I *have* to do, or mindlessly browsing the internet. I don’t really *need* to do either. I already spend well over my 40 hours a week in the office, and while there is work to do, it rarely needs to get done NOW. (Occasionally it does, but I’m helping to support a live service so sometimes things happen at weird hours … but not normally). And Facebook … I really only care about keeping track of a couple of people regularly, but it’s so easy to get sucked in.
It’s like breaking a bad habit, or maybe an addiction. These things don’t add to my quality of life, in fact, they are preventing me from doing some things that I want to do. I don’t *need* to check my email every 30 minutes after I get home, or surf Facebook.
I don’t really like taking time away from my evenings, as that’s often time with my hubby .. but the mornings … I don’t need to check email for an hour before I get to work .. that time I can use for my other Work.
Do you get caught in the bad habits of connectivity? How do you handle it?