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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    i learned a long time ago when I am going to get on the computer- but want to accomplish something today too- I set a timer for 45 minutes---my kitchen timer has a 1 minute warning beep- I get on the computer- when the 1 minute warning beeps I know I have 1 minute to wrap up what I am doing & shut down- when the timer goes off (it drives me crazy-doesn't stop til I get there) I shut it off & move on to another activity. I may go back to the computer later *setting the timer again*...i'm sometimes referred to as 'the timer queen' I set timers for everything- when I 'm quilting I set a timer so I don't get so involved I spend way too much time & forget to stop & eat...or work til i'm so sore I can hardly move. timers help me get things done.
    This sounds like a get idea. I get lost in serendipity trips on the internet all the time. I am just curious...not a bad thing, but time does fly by.
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    If I get on the computer during the day (like now) I tend to waste most of the day - if I wait until evening then I can spend an hour or so knowing that I have accomplished much more during the day.

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    happens all the time, I think that's why we're smarted, always looking up things and such

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    We all got a lot more done before the internet. It is good for a lot of things though.

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    LOL, when I was a Girl Scout (long, long ago) one of my Senior projects was volunteering at the County Library. My job was to "read the shelves"---to check the Dewey Decimal numbers to keep the books in order. Most Saturdays I didn't get very far because there were too many interesting non-fiction titles right at my fingertips. Now I don't even need to go to the library, the keyboard is at my fingertips.

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    have the same problem

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    OK, I just spent a good amount of time on the jigsaw puzzle website.....like I need more websites to distract me.

    At least I wasn't spending money on the fabric websites LOL.

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    That is me exactly. The internet is like living at the library with a huge museum attached all from my recliner. It just doesn't get better than that. Quilting is my physical activity
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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl View Post
    i learned a long time ago when I am going to get on the computer- but want to accomplish something today too- I set a timer for 45 minutes---my kitchen timer has a 1 minute warning beep- I get on the computer- when the 1 minute warning beeps I know I have 1 minute to wrap up what I am doing & shut down- when the timer goes off (it drives me crazy-doesn't stop til I get there) I shut it off & move on to another activity. I may go back to the computer later *setting the timer again*...i'm sometimes referred to as 'the timer queen' I set timers for everything- when I 'm quilting I set a timer so I don't get so involved I spend way too much time & forget to stop & eat...or work til i'm so sore I can hardly move. timers help me get things done.
    I need to do this! Sooooo much wasted time!!

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    I should learn to do this reading at night and work more during day.

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