I know myself too well. Once I get my hands on something I like to do, I get exhausted to the last drop of my energy before I stop.
Did I tell you about the time I talked to myself about skinning my blog for the first time?
Or those days when I almost blamed Ragnarok for getting me UTI?
Those sleepless nights creating a WordPress theme?
Or the time I slept in the office because the barracks was already locked?
Or what I'm doing now?
This addiction is something I'd like to control. I'd like to take care of my health and body. Getting 8 hours of good night sleep is something that gets ruined by these addictive tendencies. Besides, there are more important things to do than thinking how to get that PaycoughPercoughPost link to work on my post. I know a lot of you could relate to me regarding this, especially someone out there who stayed until 2 a.m. playing and watching anime, unmindful of start of the work week. (Hump!)
For that matter, I would like to help myself by listing down all the things I need to consider before facing the Internet. (Aha, here we go again. I didn't seem to run into this kind of problem last week.)
- Do you still have anything to eat? Are you sure you're not wasting power by stuffing NOTHING inside your refrigerator? If not, do your groceries. Make sure to buy lots of fruits (and fish) and don't get attracted by those processed meats.
- Would you not be ashamed if a friend comes over? Would you let him/her see how nice and neat your place looks? No? Better grab the broom and dustpan and start giving those clutter a lift. Throw away unnecessary stuff like those loan leaflets you gathered from walking along Ayala. Hide unused things inside the large plastic box. These storage solutions experts may also help you de-clutter your home.
- Pile of ... laundry. How high is it? If you plan to wash it on your semi-automatic washer, make sure you don't let it stay for more than a week. Trust me. There ain't a lot of space in your place to let them dry.
- Or if you want the help of friendly neighborhood laundry shop, make sure you drop by before you do your groceries.
- Clothesline. Anything hanging in there? Make sure you take them all off before doing your laundry.
- Electric fan. How long does it take to spin after turning to the highest knob? If it takes more than a second, I swear it needs some cleaning. *cough*
- Bill oh, bill. Are you sure you don't run the risk of not having power to supply your addiction next week? Or worse, not being able to take a bath when there's work tomorrow? *shudder* Better pay your outstanding bills now.
- Drinking water. You know that 5 gallons of H2O won't last for a month. Calling the water station bi-monthly would help prevent death by dehydration in your home. (Wait, there's only me in my house!)
Basically, what I to do is keep in mind of the things that I need to survive... despite the urge to continue with the addiction. (If you'd notice, none of the above tells me of what should be done with the toilet/bathroom. Well, washing the dishes and cleaning the bathroom are the things you need not remind me anymore.)