Where Am I?
I'm sitting at my computer, doing research for a course I'm writing. I realize that I need to go out on the web to get some information for the project, and decide to search the topic on the web. I pick up a link from Google, and visit a blog site listed high in the ranking. On this site I find a link to another site for a news article that is relevant, and upon visiting the news site find yet another link that looks promising. Before I know it I'm at a site promoting the Ab Slide, and I have no idea how I got there and have forgotten what I originally set out to do.
Similar to my pre-senior moments when I walk upstairs to get something, and once there, can't remember what I was looking for, the web "bunny trails" I hop down can be frustrating. They're time consuming, attention sucking, and even though they're sometimes very entertaining, they dilute my effectiveness. No wonder it sometimes takes me two hours to do a 30-minute task on the web! But hey, at least I found the Ab Slide (As Seen on TV).
Avoiding The Bunny Trails
I'm determined to stop hopping down these trails too far anymore, so I'm making a point to stay focused and on task. It won't be easy with my ADD, but at least I'm gonna try. I'm not going to give in to distraction anymore. I'll resist the urge to click on the link offering more info on the amazing weight loss beer and pizza diet. No more stumbling upon sites offering instructional videos on Irish Step Dance. The links I do succumb to will be opened in a new window, so as not to cause me to hit the back arrow until my finger goes numb. And yes, I've been there.
For now, I'm done following the bunnies. No more mindless web hopping. I'm going forth with purpose and resolve, staying focused and mindful of the task at hand.
Well, at least until I do find a link to a great site offering a beer and pizza diet.