Okay, I haven't much time in my running around like a crazy this week in NYC (ThrillerFest, seeing sister, doing some touristy things with buddy author Camille Minichino, etc.), so I'm turning to the biggest time suck of all -- next to carrying for a newborn baby, that is -- and checking the internet for lists of "10 Biggest Time Wasters."
Wow. About 416,000 entries. Obviously, one could waste (ahem, "spend") a lot of time culling through these lists, making a chart of which ones show up most often on the lists, separating "workday" time wasters from "lifetime" time wasters from "momtime" time wasters...
I'll not do that, not having that much time right now, but ran over to Time.com to view the Biggest Time Wasters at Work. According to a survey of 300 employees (which doesn't sound like a large data pool to me, but who am I to say?) the biggest time wasters were:
- “Water-cooler conversations” or chatting with co-workers (14%)
- Computer and software problems (11%)
- Meetings (11%)
- Web surfing (9%)
Then, on Freelance Writing Dreams, there's a post about How to Banish Time Wasters and Get More Writing Done, that suggests things like:
- Nix the television obsession
- One browser at a time
- Organize your day
- Get your STUFF in order
More details at the article, so click the link if you dare... ;-) As for me... I'm typing this at my sister's when I should be doing a little catching up! so, good-bye computer, it's save and shut down for now.