Last night about 1 a.m., I woke up because I forgot to do something at work. So after slipping on a coat (I just left my pajamas on) and shoes and getting my keys and going out to the car, I drove to the library to do it. It’s not important what it was, but what was important that the teenage girl who works with me was checking out her own books at the end of the night and got me distracted from something I was supposed to do before I left for the night.
I couldn’t get to sleep after I got home because I realized that I’ve lost my focus on a lot of things lately. I have lost myself not only mentally, but also physically and spiritually. I’ve reneged on almost all the promises and resolutions I’ve made this year via Motivation Monday and Flashback Friday posts, with maybe a few exceptions. I’m not going to recount them here with links. It’s bad enough that I know the specifics, if I think about them for a moment, which I’m not going to do right now, thank you very much.
I haven’t exercised regularly either physically or spiritually, and the only mental exercise in which I’ve engaged, if you want to call it that, on a regular basis is playing games on Facebook. I’ve read a total of 12 books this year and not finished almost half a dozen. I have a difficult time keeping up with the blogs in my Google Reader. Most of the time I become so frustrated because I have too many of which I’m trying to keep track that I just don’t read or comment on any.The only thing I seem to be able to concentrate at one time is 24-minute episodes of Cheers, which I’ve recently rediscovered thanks to Netflix Watch Instantly.
I’d write more, but even now I’m feeling distracted. I have to get ready to go to work at the library again. At least, I’m not the “senior person” on the schedule tonight. I can zone out listening to tunes on my iPod Shuffle as I shelve books, CDs, cassettes, MP3s, videos and DVDs…which reminds me I need to go recharge my iPod Shuffle, maybe add a few new tunes.
Have you ever felt distracted, like you’ve lost your focus and can’t get it back? What do you do to get it back? Me? I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet. I’m too distracted to think about it.
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- Distracted, or Why Can’t I Finish ANYTHING?!?!? (blue2darknight.wordpress.com)