I spend-- as I'm sure many teens do-- a decent amount of time on the computer. While a portion of the time is directed towards productivity such as writing, a bigger portion of the time is what could be considered wasted time.
Immediately clicking internet when my computer turns on, I usually check facebook, put on some music, and virtually do nothing. Feeling the need to be actually doing something, solitaire has become a common game for me. My mom taught me how to play solitaire when I was younger because I loved playing games but there was not always someone willing to play with me. I picked up on it, and now it, along with internet and Word, is one of my frequently open windows.
Often I can spend a long time just listening to music and playing solitaire. And usually the entire time, my mind is arguing with itself that I could be doing something more productive. During school it's homework, during break it's writing. I tell myself I'm about to do something productive, but instead when I finish up the game, I click 'yes' to a new game automatically and start playing.
|Screenshot of a typical day: facebook, youtube, blog, Word, and on top-- solitaire.|
While I realize this, my brain will forever to continue to pester me whenever I open up the solitaire window on my computer. As usual though, I will just ignore that little voice in my head-- that is, until I really do need or feel like doing something other than playing solitaire.