I’m Distracted.

I hope Joe Biden wins the presidential election so that I can get more accomplished. Seriously, I’m so distracted by all of the “breaking news.” And guess what…a lot of times, it is not new at all! It is a repeat of the breaking news from 15 minutes ago. And yet, I still listen because I may have missed something the first time.

I blame Donald Trump.

Fine. I admit it. Right now, I’m in an endless spiral of distractions. Social media is another rabbit hole I avoid at all costs. I mean I’m only checking Facebook during the day when I sit down to eat and then, I put my phone away. Okay, I take a peek first thing in the morning, and again before I go to bed. And while I’m in the bathroom. But, that’s it!

I need help.

These constant distractions are probably the reason why this is the third day in a row that I can’t think of a decent thing to blog about. So, instead of deep thoughts and inspiring stories, you are getting me at my most distracted and maybe at my most real.

There is a reason this blog is called Life Without A Manual. I’m living it, baby!

Last night, I promised myself I would jump out of bed this morning, grab a coffee, and start writing. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200. I’m much better when I write in the morning than at 9 pm at night. But then, the dishes in the sink distract me. After putting away the dishes, I wipe down the counters. Then, I grab the broom and sweep the floor. And then I take out the recycling because it’s trash day.

Have you ever read, ‘If You Give A Mouse A Cookie…” Yeah, it’s like that.

Oh look, it’s time to walk the dog. Ugh!

Distractions are evil. I hope a brilliant blog idea saves me. After all, I’m only on day six of this challenge.

5 comments on I’m Distracted.

  1. Kebba Buckley Button
    October 6, 2020 at 10:47 pm (4 months ago)

    Elisa, I really enjoyed your post. You are a wonderful writer, and distraction is an important and timely subject for most right now.

    • Elisa Heisman
      October 6, 2020 at 10:52 pm (4 months ago)

      Thanks so much! You are very kind.

  2. Florence Callender
    October 6, 2020 at 11:17 pm (4 months ago)

    Well, Elisa, you surely aren’t the only one who is distracted. I can certainly identify with you. This is the curse that every living creature has to deal with on a daily basis. I’ve heard that awareness of the problem brings you half-way to the solution. Som have no fear, you’ll get to “Solution Harbor”, soon.

  3. Alice Gerard
    October 7, 2020 at 12:49 am (4 months ago)

    Aha, Elisa! You said it. That is the story of my life. It’s time to write my blog post. Uh, why isn’t this blogging prompt saying anything to me? Oh but wait! there’s an apple for me. Oh, and the recycling needs to go out. And it’s not taking itself out. And my soap opera is being interrupted by the I ain’t wearing a mask and you can’t force me in chief getting out of the hospital and still contagious report. And before long, it’s 10 p.m., and yep, time to write the blog post because it’s gonna be 1 a.m. before I finish writing comments. Such is the adventure of the easily distracted blogger!

  4. Glenda Cates
    October 10, 2020 at 12:45 pm (4 months ago)

    Distractions have me so far behind that I may never catch up and I can’t blame it on the Election or Candidates as I don’t follow them. Social Media isn’t it either although I do get on it a lot. It’s just life being a mom, wife, Homeschool Teacher and remodeling a home while planning a over night trip to see my brother. There is no, time to blog… Or at least that is what I tell myself which isn’t try I could make the time I just haven’t been focused or motivated and that isn’t good.


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