Not having a boss is awesome.
Except for the part where you don’t have a boss.
By that I mean, there’s no one around to make sure I’m on task. Sure, my kids demand to eat regularly, which is a constant reminder that money must come into the household, but by the time they’re clamoring for food it’s too late to worker harder or smarter. I have to rely on my own internal motivation and self discipline like a real grown up.
This would be a heck of a lot easier were it not for the Internet.
Facebook and Twitter are just the tip of the distraction iceberg. YouTube and its plethora of music and comedy can feed my ADD for hours. My Google Reader is always full of blogs waiting to entertain and inspire. My inbox is as much a to-do list as a but don’t do it now! trap.
And now, the world has fallen in love with Pinterest.
Pinterest is an “online pinboard” where you can “organize and share things you love.” Really, it’s like an online magazine/mall/vision board/catalogue/carnival/cornucopia of pretties.
*returns after spending 20 minutes researching Pinterest*
I do not have a Pinterest account. I’m not a crafter or a cooker, so I don’t really have a need for it. I’m also a little afraid of what would happen to my time if I had access to all of that… stuff.
No. I’m resisting the Pinterest urge in the name of productivity.