I’m trying to learn to focus. It’s one of my words for the year.
Part of focusing is getting rid of distractions. I know this. Even as I have multiple windows open, I know that I could close some. Even as I check email (again), as I take a moment with twitter, I know that these are, at the time, distractions.
Yesterday afternoon as I was driving home I thought, “What if I turn off the computer for the evening and don’t have that distraction?” It was a noble idea.
I got home, I went downstairs to check on what had come on our home email, and discovered that our Internet connection wasn’t working. I tried several things. I went back several times to find out if it had cleared. I called customer service to find out what the problem was. I waited. I finally found out that it was a problem in several places in Fort Wayne. I started getting twitchy about not being able to check on a couple things.
I didn’t remember my idea of turning off the computer for the evening until this morning.
I think I understand why I need to work on focus. It’s pretty much not a problem with what’s on the outside of my head.