I don’t know about you, but I work in front of a computer….all day. After 8 hours of doing work, my contacts slowly deteriorating from crazy super computer rays, the last thing I want to do when I get home is….go on the computer.
But I sort of need to. I need to look for permanent work, apply for jobs, write and update this blog, post on twitter (oh yes, I DID just start a twitter. follow me?), respond to personal emails and the like. So my question to you fabulous multi-tasking professionals, how do you manage your work online?
On one hand, I think I am good at multi-tasking and can accomplish several things at the same time. On the other hand, I feel like with all this technology I have ADD. I am clicking refresh on my email, checking if I received a text, looking at facebook for updates, trolling on twitter, being amazed I have some readers when I check out my blog stats, looking at other blogs, checking my bank account, checking Idealist, Indeed, Simply Hired, LinkedIn, Craigslist, Taskrabbit, looking at google maps, scouring travel sites for no reason. The list is endless really. With all this information, sometimes I think it’s too much.
I come home and I want to unplug. I want to eat dinner, drink wine, maybe watch some Anthony Bourdain and fantasize about my next adventure. Sometimes I force myself to continue working, sometimes I simply surrender to my technological fatigue.
It’s not that I don’t love connecting online, writing, and of course searching for jobs (shoot me). I do. It’s just that I am simply exhausted from the screen. I am trying to test exactly when I am most productive, at what time, and how much time I need between working at work and working on my personal things.
What works best for you?