Distractions

Illinois / Sept. 26, 2012 / by Chris
Distractions

I am an easily distractable person. While I'm certainly capable of focusing on one thing for a pretty good length of time, I find it far too easy to let my mind slip off and work on other things when I should be doing one thing at a time. There's just some part of my brain that, as soon as I start working, suddenly finds the new episode of New Girl or Facebook or the organization of my photo library to be extremely important. This can often lead to things taking much longer than they should, although the flip side is that I am usually a lot less stressed if I'm working with some sort of TV show or movie on in the background.

I've been walking the fine line between multi-tasking and inefficiency this year on the bus, and I'd be lying if I said I had a working formula for staying on the right side of that line. In the end, looming deadlines seem to be the best cure for my distraction. But if I can fit in another episode of Star Trek while writing my blog posts, then why not?