Consumption vs Creation

I spend too much time distracted, both by things that deserve my attention, like my child, and things that don't, like Reddit.
Sitting down at the computer or pulling out my phone and navigating to a site like Reddit or YouTube is asking the internet to fill my brain with sludge. The only intention is to be distracted, to not have to think for a while, to get caught up in someone else's drama so I don't have to think about my own problems.
I wish I could stay focused on what I need to write. Someone asked me if I still enjoy writing and I do, a lot. But I take it seriously and it's hard to just sit down and do it. I have to put myself out of the mindset and simply make something, mold some clay, I guess. It's hard. Everywhere I look is an invitation to consume mindlessly, to turn off my brain.
I've managed to control my love of alcohol. I have my calories under control. It's time to get rid of Reddit.

Author: James Aaron

Oregonian, father, tinkerer, gardener. I like to build things. I'm a #sciencefiction writer ( and #retrotech curmudgeon. Member of the Wordos, and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers Association (SFWA)