My spare hours when my kids are in preschool are all planned. I'm going to spend that time contacting important people to ask them important favors. By the time I'm done, my website will rock my world and everyone else's too. And then I'll scale Mount Everest and take up skydiving, all before dinner.
But booking that flight to Nepal gets neglected somewhere behind changing my Facebook cover photo and seeing if anybody's liked my brilliant comments.
And don't even talk to me about Netflix.
It's not like I think it's always evil to kick back. Sometimes, after the kids yell at you for hours about how bored they are, you just want someone else to do the entertaining for you while you just kick back and stare, preferably while motionless. And also while surrounded by large doses of chocolate.
And, it's true, life often derails my well-intentioned plans. But often, I'm either procrastinating something I don't want to do, or I get sucked in. Evil Facebook! Before I know it, it's time to pick my kids up and I haven't gotten anything done other than finding out that 17 people think I'm oh-so-clever. If I don't get to Nepal or save the world, it's so not my fault.
What evil distractions keep you from getting your work done? Do you have a secret for successfully ignoring them?