Thursday, February 4, 2010

The plan...

Do you have the same problem that I do?
You sit down on the computer and somehow, you look at the clock and 5 hours have gone by?
And you haven't accomplished anything?

So here is my plan.
I am setting the kitchen timer 30 minutes. and then I will clean.
When that goes off I am setting the timer for another 30 minutes and I get blogging time.
Then setting it another 30 minutes- do bills.
Another 30 minutes- phone work.
Another 30 minutes-computer work
another 30 minutes- blogging!
And so on.
I am, basically, structuring myself.
Someone has to.


suburban prep said...

This happens to me on a regular basis.

Suburban Princess said...

This is a great idea!
I do this sort of thing when I am watching tv at night - I get up at every commercial break and clean something!

Susan said...

Aaaahhhhhhh! A timer. That's what I need. YES! I have the exact same problem. I have 1000 things to do and I was just going to check my email, but 2 hours later and I'm still on this computer. It's like an addictive drug.

the Inveterate Optimist said...

Good idea! Implementing immediately and making my timer the "bad guy".

Ina in Alaska said...

This happens to me too. I will say "no more than one hour" (I am an early riser), then before I know it, I am late for work! Blogging and reading blogs has definitely ruined my book reading!! I don't think a timer would work for me, but I just have to get more disciplined about my housework! xoxo

Frau said...

Sounds like a good plan let me know how it works!!

Susan said...

Wow, I can TOTALLY relate... I think I need to set 2 timers, one 10 minutes later to remind me AGAIN to take my fingers off the keyboard... I too, blame computer time for less reading time...
Sounds like a good "recovery" plan... keep us posted!

trifitmom said...

i like this plan, i like it a lot

preppyplayer said...

Surb- somehow I knew you would understand :)
Surb Prin.- I do that too!
Susan- That is my exact story.
Optimist- That is why you are an optimist-positive thinking!
Ina- discipline- key word.
Frau- please call I will be home- booked tickets!
Susan- first day, so far so good.
trifit/feener- You love structure too, right?

Ronda said...

Great plan, let me know how it works out for you.
I LOVE your header, precious!
Well....are you ready for the snow?? I'm really starting to get tired of it at this point. I need a few things then I'm all set--bring it on!
Have a great weekend Patty :)