I Figured It Out
Okay, I figured it out. It actually wasn’t so hard. It just required me taking a good, honest look at how I’m spending my time.
I’m actually quite good at time management. I track my work hours to the minute using TaskTime4 (which is great), and I’m a planner by nature, so the problem was not in either of those arenas.
The truth is, I’m losing 3 to 4 hours a day to two new activities.
The first I’m actually quite proud of. I’m training for a seriously hard-core obstacle race called the Tough Mudder
So to avoid any serious embarrassment on the course, I decided to train using the Insanity
Okay, not really. But I am loving how I’m feeling, so while I may not keep up my workouts at this intensity after three more weeks, I will need to find some consistent method of keeping in shape.
The other 3 hours a day that I am pissing away, I am not so proud of. I’m ready to admit, here, on my blog, that I have a serious “Breaking Bad” problem. I can’t help myself. My guy and I watch an average of three episodes a night, all the while cursing Netflix for their convenient streaming form of distribution. We both have so much we could be doing with that time, but now that we’re in the fourth season it’s almost as if we’re pushing through to the end just so we can be done with it and go on with our lives. How appropriated that it’s a show about meth. We are junkies for it.
So mystery solved. If I want to have more time to work on my novel I need to put down the remote and step away from the TV.
Or, I could go for the cigarettes in the closet option and stay up all night tonight to watch all the remaining episodes straight through.
But that would be crazy. Right?