I often write and research on the internet at the same time.
But I’m finding its taking longer and longer to get work done. When I’m on the web I begin to drift from link to link, and lose focus for the task at hand. Web surfing isn’t a waste of time, but it has become a major distraction from what I’m supposed to be doing.
So, I’ve decided to employ an old time management devise to help keep me on track–an hourglass, also called a sandglass. I will use it to set a specific amount of time for particular writing projects. The sand rushing through the funnel will be my prompter to stay focused and work quickly.