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Putting blame on the shelf

While I used my iPod Touch to check email yesterday – and briefly look in on Twitter for news (and MetroCascade for local Victoria BC news) – my laptop stayed on the shelf all day. And all night. I had no particular agenda in mind, it just happened that way – but I did consume much less online media as a result.

People make fun of “digital diets.” I know I certainly do, for being connected is, for me, the point of using digital media. But I’m keenly aware of how much I get distracted, too. It’s possible to blame distraction on all kinds of things. Heck, I could blame my family, I could blame my pet, I could blame my house, or a job or volunteer commitments – or my commitment to being healthy and fit (going to the gym). I could blame the web, and if I had television, I could blame TV. Hey, I could blame myself (yippee!).

All useless. Blame is  just another big distraction. The real problem is a lack of focus.

Every distraction is another way to lose focus, every attempt to focus forces you to ignore distractions.

Sometimes there’s no choice (or not much of one), …and sometimes there is.

Knowing how to discriminate between the two is incredibly important.

That is all. 😉

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  1. You are so right! (about learning how to discriminate).

    Comment by melanie — February 26, 2011 #

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