I hope you smile.
So I don’t know if you all do this, but I always give myself these little rewards for doing things. Especially things that are dull, monotonous, or painful. (Or even better yet: all three! =D)
So I tell myself, “Girl, if you write the rough draft to that essay then you can look up that song by The Band Perry.”
So of course then I write the essay. That’s the not-so-fun part. Then I look up the song. That’s the fun part! =)
The cool thing about this whole situation is that after I listen to the song I feel so much better. And I’m actually more productive on the essay revision. Yea, I know. You think I’m just saying that just to make myself feel better about my (lack of) diligence.
Well, it’s actually a proven fact that when employees take a few moments to check Facebook, (or Youtube,) they are more productive afterwards.
“The study was performed by researchers at Australia’s University of Melbourne and coined the phrase “workplace Internet leisure browsing,” or WILB. The activity helps keep the mind fresh and helps put you in a better place when you come back to working on topic, the scientists said.
“People who do surf the Internet for fun at work – within a reasonable limit of less than 20% of their total time in the office – are more productive by about 9% than those who don’t,” said Dr Brent Coker, from the Melbourne Department of Management and Marketing. Got that? You can spend as much as 20% of your time at work dorking around on the internet and still end up 9% more productive than people who don’t! Print this article and put it in your wallet for the next time you get in trouble for browsing on the job, eh?”
So there! I get to reward myself by 1) the band perry, and 2) more productivity!
Take that all you haters!!! Oh wait…you were agreeing with me the whole time?…wow, now I’m just wasting time…mine and yours…go check Facebook, or watch something on Youtube…