I Must Confess…distractions…
So, you may have noticed that I forgot to initially set a prompt for this week. I have to confess I was rather distracted by Eurovision last week. Three nights of wine, twitter and communal enjoyment of the best of European songwriting* didn’t leave me time for much else, even my normal weekly confessional.
*not actually guaranteed to be the finest songwriting from Europe
But while that was an embarrassing oversight, it sort of worked out well in the end. It gave me a great prompt for us to use this week – what distracts you? I suspect we’ll come up with some similar things. The internet, social media, TV, books, etc. Or Eurovision in my case!
I’m most distracted each and every day by my thoughts. Positive, negative, constructive and the plain old embarrassing. My mind is on overdrive 24/7 – it never stops. I’m always thinking, planning and reviewing. Even when I’m with others, my mind is still usually elsewhere, which is why I do tend to get called out on being distracted quite a lot.
For instance, I’m easily distracted by politics, the news and tennis – just ask my family when they try to gain my attention while any of these are on TV or in the news.
I’m also distracted by office gossip and the latest on dits at work. Just like I was back in school, when I received the same comment over and over in my reports…”If Kirsty applied herself more and talked less in class she would have a chance at reaching her potential.” I prefer to call it networking now but essentially, I have always enjoyed a good natter. Besides, building rapport and having open communication with others never hurts, does it? 🙂
It seems I’m always distracted when it comes to housework, cleaning and tidying. I start in one place and then, boom, the phone will ring or I’ll just jump on the computer for a “few minutes” and hours later, after beginning on another task, the first is still incomplete. I think we can all agree we can be easily distracted when it comes to household chores!
So what are your greatest distractions? What things should you take care to steer clear of when there are things to do and the pressure is on? Get it off your chest and enjoy the fun of sharing with friends as part of I Must Confess!
– I Must Confess is a link up that runs every Monday and remains live for the whole week.
– You can link up something old or new, we’re not fussy around here.
– Feel free to go with the prompt for the week or add your own confession, whatever suits.
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– We’re always open to suggestions for the weekly prompt!
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