I was going through my routine this morning, awoke, ran, about to have breakfast, but my computer turns on at 11am, so I stopped to check email. Some link opened my browser and here I am, faced with a plethora of options!
It’s like walking down the checkout isle at the grocery store and having all those shiny candy wrappers teasing the child-like part of your mind. Still on auto-pilot, I clicked on Google Reader.
Then I stopped. Wait a minute. I had all these plans and ambitions for the day. There’s a ton of stuff I have to do, including eat breakfast, and checking the latest news and information is more of a priority? Really? Chances are, it will diverge into an hour long browse / email / forward session.
I really think I’m much better off, since I’m not in the cutting news industry, to leave my feeds until the end of the day and treat it as a reward, not a necessity.
Here’s a little stanza regarding how I feel about the issue.
My book in the morning is like a cup of joe
Gets me up and ready and willing to go
Information Saturation is what I need
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