Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Turning off my computer

I need to work on turning off my computer. Not turning off my computer at night or when I'm at work, I'm pretty good at that. What I need to work on is turning off my computer during the day when I'm at home and could hypothetically be on it. The power saving, over time, is noticeable, but that's not the whole reason to do it. The truth is, if my computer is on, I will find something to do on it. I will find something to do that I will call productive (like compulsively checking my bank accounts or blog stats), and before I know it, that will be my entire day. I say sometimes that I'm leaving it on to listen to podcasts while I clean, but then I take frequent breaks from cleaning to come back to my computer. I think I need to be reachable at all times by IM, but seriously? If it's important, people can call me.

I have a whole list of things I want to do, from writing in my journal to sorting my clothes for goodwill to sitting on the porch with a cup of coffee and relaxing. As long as this computer is on all day every day, though, I don't know if I will ever get to any of it. So, for now, I'm out.