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Wasting Time

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Joe Nerve, Dec 7, 2001.


  1. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses, Hipshot products
    OK. This is getting bad. I think I've posted about this before, but it's getting to the point where it's started to really get me down. I waste tons of time here at Talkbass, and doing other dumbass things on the internet. I'd say 2 to 3 hours a day - that adds up to a lot of hours at the end of a month. I could be....

    Learning to read music
    Writing songs
    Praciticing more
    Recording
    Cleaning my place
    Meditating
    Taking a class (I want to learn a martial art)
    Doing things to further my career

    Anybody else struggle with this? Anybody have any solutions to the dilemma, a way to maybe "ease" your way out of it? I seriously started considering getting rid of my computer, but that would do more harm than good. Any thoughts are appreciated.
     
  2. lesfleanut

    lesfleanut Guest

    Sep 25, 2001
    Syracuse N.Y.
    i have an amp next to my computer and i play while i wait for people to reply;)
     
  3. My own opinion Joe is if you're happy and content doing what you're doing, then how can you be wasting your time? Are you making the most constructive use of it? No, but it's your time, and your decision of how best to use it. Now if you're unhappy, then you probably are wasting your time. I know this much, guilt is vastly overated. You say to yourself i should be doing this. Why aren't you then? Obiviously because you don't want to. Trent
     
  4. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    Here's an analagy. TV can be used to watch sitcoms, or instructional videos. Use your resources to forward your purposes.

    Go to libster and places like that to help you learn toi read. Come here and go to the appropriate forums to get advice and stuff when you are stuck. This website and many others can help you to forward your worthwhile goals, just use them properly. ;)

    Good luck!
     
  5. lesfleanut

    lesfleanut Guest

    Sep 25, 2001
    Syracuse N.Y.
    i like your demo, especialy your version of drive sounds good keep up the good work;)
     
  6. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    I waste an inordinant amount of time on TB, but it doesn't bother me. All it costs me is sleep. And practice. Actually some times I log off and play my bass when the guilt gets piled up enough.
     
  7. RHCFlea

    RHCFlea

    Jun 16, 2001
    Washington DC
    same with me (on wasting time) I hate it!!!!!!!