So, Mother's Day was coming up. I knew I wanted to send my mom something, nothing huge, but a token, a little "I'm thinking of you" something-something...I didn't know what. She loves tea, and a mug is always a good choice. So I spent a bit of time browsing online for the right mug.
Okay. Right. A bit of time actually means a few hours.
I know, I have a problem. Maybe you have a similar one...I have this one thing where I just waste a ridiculous amount of time. Minutes, hours, (sigh) days focused on something that should not -- no matter how you look at it and swirl it around -- should take. For me, that is buying gifts. Yes, I love my mom, but she's not the only person I will spend hours choosing a gift. (Sorry, Mom!). Oh no, I am an equal-opportunity time-waster when it comes to giving gifts.
For me, it is gift buying. For you, it could be getting dressed in the morning or doing your makeup or deciding what to make for dinner that day. We waste time. Time when, in the moment, you can hear yourself saying, "Um, really? We're overthinking this a bit, donchathink?" Wasted time, precious time, time that we all complain we don't have enough of...yet we all have our specific thing that sucks us into that time-wasting black hole.
There are tricks we can all do to stop that cycle of wasted time. Give yourself a time limit, set a timer. It may work...it may not, because, well, you can always just keep going or reset the timer. But I try. I do. I really do.
Okay, what do you waste too much time on? How do you stop wasting your time?