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Monday, June 29, 2009

Emergency! I’m a compulsive digital fiddler : Control Halt Delete

My regular workday starts at 8:00 a.m. Last Monday, I tried going to work earlier than 8 o’clock hoping to get the week off to good a start, but I found myself reading blog entries, leaving comments, browsing news articles, downloading free MP3 of a cool song I heard over the radio and reading Jim Paredes’ blog entries. It eats up a nice chunk of my precious work hours. I end up procrastinating online. Consequently, by Friday, I got a truckload of tasks. Not often, but it happens.

I know I always have a choice as to what I give my time to but I don’t have a choice as to how much time I have. No matter how hard I try, I am not be able to squeeze anymore than 24 hours out of my day.

I think about it over the weekend and realized that I have to eliminate my compulsive internet fiddling at work. Every time I catch myself staring to that Firefox icon or that sad YM icon on my task bar, I have to remind myself of my goals and tasks for the day. Thanked goodness I am not into gaming.

It’s really true – the more I kill time, the more time will kill me. My thesis needs revision and I have to beat work deadlines. Hence, I have to take drastic measures to eliminate time sucks and spend less time on unimportant internet fiddling.
Solution: CONTROL! HALT! DELETE!
Maybe you too sometimes find yourself compulsively surfing the web. Any personal tip to avoid it?

Thanks in advance.
Let’s bring balance to the Force!
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4 C O M M E N T S:

rel='nofollow'> I am Xprosaic Monday, June 29, 2009 9:42:00 PM  

How about fooling yourself that there's no internet connection... say you were stuck in a desserted island for 5 weekdays and there's no free wifi... jijijijijiji... or better yet pay yourself 5 peso everytime you surf the net... sort of punishment... jijijijiji...

rel='nofollow'> Mokong™ Monday, June 29, 2009 10:16:00 PM  

Thanks goodness i am not into network gaming too... mabuti na lang blooging, twitter at facebook lng kinahuhumalingan ko sa internet world...

Waaah! natakot akong i-imagine yung comment pare ni Xprosiac..hirap ng ganun tol..hindi na yata ako sanay...

parang magmukhang OA lang!

rel='nofollow'> Chronicler Tuesday, June 30, 2009 9:36:00 AM  

U might as well cut ur internet connection on ur computer during working hrs....

rel='nofollow'> Yodz Saturday, July 04, 2009 5:54:00 PM  

thank you for the suggestion guys,
...productive work habit now is back to normal.
Thanks a lot for the visit.
May the force be with you!

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