When you have things that need to be done, at home or at work, do you get side-tracked by the urge to go onto the computer (or smartphone) to do fun, personal stuff?
On weekends, when I am home alone, I always have things that need to be done. Organizing, cleaning, reading my book for book group, etc. However, I find myself constantly fighting the urge to go onto the computer, to check email, Facebook, Fluther, and I supplement those with other sites that I will think of to check other things and information.
Same at work.
I find it very distracting and I often give in to the urge and find myself not as productive as I would like to be. At home, on a Friday night, I’ll find that easily a few hours goes by of my checking, checking, viewing, viewing back and forth.
Other friends of mine tell me they find themselves on the computer for hours, passing time, wasting time (I guess whether or not it’s a waste is a matter of opinion. You could argue that if it’s pleasurable, it’s not a waste).
Do you find this happens to you too? Are you distracted by the urge to go onto the computer (or smart phone) and spending hours, therefore, not getting anything done otherwise?
If so, how do you handle the internal debate about spending time?