The general elections in India have made me super-duper time waster. Every few minutes into work and my hand automatically moves the mouse cursor to open a new tab in Chrome, type a random news site name or twitter along with an uncontrollable urge to check out what’s happening in the political world. I know I should take myself lightly and not just bury in work; but that’s not the point. Getting a constant feed of updates from Modi, Rahul and Kejriwal has lead to a choke in my brain and I’m finding it hard to get rid of it.
It’s a similar feeling that makes you want to check Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp every few minutes. You know it’s 100% waste of time – no value, no entertainment, no knowledge. I just want to stay updated and there’s no reason for it.
Just a few days ago, I did an experiment. I decided not to open any of the news site or twitter; no matter what! I found myself getting at least 2x more things done than any other day. Plus, I got a very sound sleep in the night and I was all good. But that didn’t last for more than two days. Third day; and I was back on news websites and television to see Kejriwal’s drama and Modi’s speeches.
The elections are over and Modi’s our new Prime Minister. The nation is now in safe hands and Kejru’s drama won’t matter. I’m still trying it hard to let go of the obsession. Looks like I’ll have to take up few drastic measures to gain control of my productivity.
After All, I’ve to ensure that you and your kids get their dream job; in the company that we’re building.
Wish me luck.
The Big K