Losing Focus

It was a Thursday night when I got off from work. I was thinking about how much I was going to get done and how much I was going to enjoy my three days off from work.

That Friday, instead of getting anything significant done, I played my Playstation 2 (yeah, I’m too cheap to get a new one) from sunrise to sunset. Saturday, I did the same thing, however I did manage to write a few words for a book that I was working on.

That Sunday, I laid around all day and when I did get up, I played the video game again. Later that afternoon, I did motivate myself to prepare my supplies for work the following Monday morning.

That night, however, I felt extremely bad about not doing anything productive on my three-day weekend. I realized that I completely lost focus on what I wanted to do. Instead of being productive and doing things to improve myself, I chose comfort and pleasure.

Looking back on it, this is what I believe I should have done. First, I should have exercised on at least two of the three days I had off. The adrenaline from the workouts would have given me the energy and motivation to accomplish other things.

Secondly, I could have did a lot more writing for the two books I was working on. One of the books, which is a novel, was almost finished. I was so close to finishing it that I could have done it on one of my three days off.

Finally, I could have done some work to my house and my yard. I could have worked on my bumpy driveway. I could have cut my grass. I could have worked on my kitchen floor. The list goes on and on.

In the future, I will stay focused on what really matters when I have some free time. I believe that when we find ourselves wasting our time, we should say to ourselves, “Snap out of it! There’s so much I could be doing right now.” Even if we use that time to connect with other people, it would still be better than wasting hours of our day doing absolutely nothing.

Published by J.C. Maine

I am a part-time author who lives in the wonderful state of Virginia. My desire is to entertain with the magic of storytelling, and to use my life experiences to improve the lives of other people.

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