Since I am a Virgo eldest child of Germanic/Scandinavian descent it will surprise you 0% to know that I love lists and productivity and goals and Accomplishing All Of The Things In A Timely Manner. But. In addition to being all of these things I am also human. So this means that sometimes I spend two hours refreshing various social media websites, pawing through my cupboards + moaning about how I don’t have enough snacks, and then walking to a coffee shop where I buy a latte and spend two hours refreshing social media sites.
And then I feel disappointed in myself for having wasted a work day clicking links on Twitter.
Two years ago I started doing something I call the ‘Every Damn Day’ list. It’s a list of insanely basic things that I try to do every day. (And let me be clear, I’m aiming preeeeeetty low with this list.) But if I do everything on this list and THEN spend the rest of the day on Facebook in a coffee shop at least I will have been at least the teeniest, tiniest bit productive.
Because, if I do the things on this list every day, I will end my day fully dressed! hydrated and vaguely refreshed! having taken a few steps towards meeting new people and advancing my career! (Even if the latter takes the form of giggling over cocktails with another blogger and then @mentioning a bunch of people on Twitter)
How do you deal with those days where you fall down internet worm holes? What are your productivity tricks? What would be on your ‘Every Damn Day’ list?
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