The A to Z Challenge is an annual blogging challenge. It isn’t restricted to book blogs – all kinds of blogs can participate. It takes place every year in April and during that month you have to write a post on the designated days (all except Sundays). These posts must have some correlation to the letter of the day. So, there will be a total of 26 posts starting from the letter A and ending with Z. Here is a list of all my posts.
So today I’d like to talk about a problem I’ve been having. PROCRASTINATION. I just can’t stop doing it. Because when is it ever over? With the possibilities (and by that I mean the internet) available nowadays when can one ever stop? I honestly don’t remember myself procrastinating that much 6-7 years ago. The internet was not yet as big and yes, of course I would read a magazine or watch TV instead of doing homework for example, but not nearly as much.
Now I can spend whole days on the internet doing absolutely nothing and don’t even realize it. Take now for example. I’ve been sitting on my computer for about 2 hours and I have no idea what I’ve been doing! It’s scary. My whole life could just go by and I wouldn’t even realize it!
What I specifically want to talk about is how procrastinating is stealing away time from my reading. I often find myself sitting on my computer thinking, “hmm… I kinda want to continue with the book I’m reading. But, no, wait. After I check goodreads in case someone has left me a comment… Oh. Wait. That book looks interesting. Maybe I should check its reviews… Hey I haven’t checked bloglovin’ in the last couple of hours. Maybe someone wrote something interesting… Oh. It’s been half an hour. I definitely have some lives on candy crush. I should go and play, before I get full lives and it stops loading more lives…” It is absolutely insane! Hours of my life can go by like that when I could be reading a book that I really like.
So I don’t know what to do. I’m thinking of putting myself in an internet ban. Like allowing myself to only spend 2 hours on the internet daily so that I can have time for other things, like reading or I don’t know… life!