I am a bit shocked to realize today that I have to cut back on internet use, as it is making me scatter minded. It is not due to too much use, but rather because I am using it “wrong”.
Internet can be an excellent distraction for when I am not on a good phase, but I noticed it has built some habits that are starting to get on my nerves. I can spend a lot of time in a circle of nothing, opening multiple tabs, reading bits and pieces but never really focusing on anything for more than 5 minutes.
Part of how I built this habit is work, and how we use multiple web systems at the same time, requiring multiple open browser tabs. I simply started doing that at home. One tab has recipes, the other games, the other a sale, and another sale, and let me keep Twitter open at all times also.
This constant array of open tabs is making me unquiet. I shop like crazy, but don’t really buy much. I read a bunch of headlines, but not many articles. I check my e-mail constantly, as if something groundbreaking would come in, but instead I get annoyed at all the companies e-mailing me adds to try and grab my money at all costs.
The endless potential of all of these connections simply became overwhelming. Part of what made me realize this is that I am enjoying a game on my Playstation 4, where I can only do 1 thing at a time. At first I struggled and caught myself playing Solitaire on the phone at the same time (insert eyeroll) or checking Twitter, e-mail, this and that. It is like I am trying not to relax while trying to relax.
First part of my plan will be to finish this game on the Playstation. No more multiple games at once (and I am saying this while there are tons of sales out!). Also… no browser tabs at home! There is no point, there is NOTHING other than some research for drawings where I need to look at more than one thing at the same time.
Good luck to me! Anyone else has some odd habit that revealed itself recently?