Last night I realized something major: I have a big time thief in my life who is kind of screwing things up for me. That thief is information.
Now, I know that it sounds like I’m saying information is a bad thing. Which I don’t think at all. Information is often very important and valuable but the problem is that we are living in an age where we are constantly bombarded with tones of useless information which distracts us from the important things.
For example: last night I spent about three to three and a half hour on my computer. My plan was to work on my book but in all this time I wrote only about half a page and spent most of the time looking at things that in retrospect I had absolutely no use for.
I mean, what use to me is knowing that my friend’s cousin’s wife has baked cookies and posted it on Facebook or that some online test has determined that my spirit animal is a porcupine? Wouldn’t the embarrassing among of time I spent mindlessly gathering this information had been better spent actually working on my book or socializing in real life with friends and family?
I’ve known for a while now that I have this problem. But before I did the math I didn’t realize how much of my life I’m waisting on this bad habit. But now I have and I thinks it’s honestly kind of sad.
So, I’ve decided to do a little experiment. From now on I will completely avoid distracting and pointless information and instead focus on being fully awake in every moment of my life. My time is mine and I’m stealing it back!
Let’s see what happens and I will post an update on this experiment in the end of the week 🙂