Food aid needed because of the earthquake in Turkiye..
Florida Fascism redux.
Watched quite a bit of YouTube last weekend. Slipped up a couple times but mostly caught myself.
Monday I was deeply depressed about my lack of progress and couldn’t hide from my thoughts with Twitter or Reddit. I had to feel them.
Tuesday I seemed to recover a bit and talked to DH in the morning about what I hadn’t been getting done and why. He sat down with me and 15 min later I had a plan. Finally submitted the thing I’d been avoiding. Hopefully they’ll hold onto it for a few days before desk rejecting because I need a break from constant rejection. I also finally started reading an Econ book I need to read.
Wednesday I worked pretty steadily. No twitter, stopped myself shortly after I opened reddit.
Thursday/Friday I was at a conference and the wifi/cell were both terrible so I had to turn to airplane mode!
I’ve been making headway in a couple non-fiction books I’ve been putting off reading. For some reason it’s easier to read them now.
February 11, 2023 at 4:45 am
Wow! Congrats on submitting the thing you’d been avoiding! And also non-fiction reading progress!
February 12, 2023 at 5:37 pm
Thanks! The Menopause Manifesto is really boring and so far I haven’t gotten to anything useful, but hopefully soon…
February 13, 2023 at 10:52 am
February 12, 2023 at 6:16 am
I donated to WCK (and unicef); thanks for the link.
February 12, 2023 at 6:30 am
February 12, 2023 at 5:34 pm
Is this what a midlife crisis feels like, I wonder? I can so relate to the scrolling addiction and it was never really a problem til recently. And I realize that listening and reading about other people’s drama is not adding to my quality of life.
Reading is so much harder lately. I just don’t seem to have big enough blocks of time to get immersed or am so tired I fall asleep. I have nothing constructive to add except maybe it’s happening to a lot of us.
February 12, 2023 at 5:36 pm
I think it’s not an age thing! Twitter and TikTok etc. really do have effects on attention.
February 14, 2023 at 1:42 pm
Bizarrely, I focused a hell of a lot better on work when I had a working Twitter to pop in and out of.
February 14, 2023 at 2:01 pm
Interesting! I think that’s an ADHD thing? I could be completely wrong though.
February 15, 2023 at 4:50 pm
I feel like it is, but who knows!