My Rant on Pop-ups and trying to read the news!

The other day I was looking at several news websites. I was trying to read the daily paper, or should I say browse through it looking for the sections I like most and of course Dear Abby, Haha!

With each website, there were numerous ads and pop-up screens to sign away your email address, and well, it got to the point I just kept clicking each one away. With automatic videos starting, music and ad pop-ups flashing, how in the heck is someone supposed to read the Paper!

I’m on social media all day. Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Linkedin. Heck, even with all the posting on social media, it’s not nearly as bad as going to read some stinking news.

I know print is more time-consuming. Paying for the paper to be delivered each day, finding some space and time to read it, and so on. The internet news is a lot easier, but by the time you deal with all of the fluff in the way, it would be easier to read print.

So, I guess I’m going to continue in life the old-fashioned way of reading the news. I do get my feeds on Google via my iPhone, so with both sources, I can get my news in a more relaxing way. Sometimes no news is good news, and I try to keep that in mind when reading the headlines…sometimes its just better to pass!

 

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Motivation and Finding a Purpose for Writing!

These last few weeks I’ve not wanted to write anything. I’m still working the 9-6 weekly and find myself looking at so many RSS feeds and working primarily on social media and graphics during the week, that by the time I make it to Friday, I am not in any mood to sit and think of a subject, let alone to try to write. But, today and this week, in general, was a good week.

I was extremely busy with a property closing for the company. I handle the utilities turn over, seeking an auctioneer for interior items for sale, writing our public relations, a media email blast, graphic design work for marketing, video production of the interior, finding vendors to service the new property, and the list goes on. So, why, at the end of this week make me want to pick myself up and write? Motivation and purpose!

There is something about being really busy that motivates me. The other is that I find purpose in myself when I am handling several tasks and completing them all in a short period. Sure, I am always busy, but it was a new property with more to do than in my normal week that made me feel motivated.

I am also thinking about what I will feel like later on in life when I retire. If I am not always doing something different and finding purpose, how am I going to feel? I think many people find themselves feeling this way from time to time. Having a job to go to and our “routine” for many years keeps our purpose, but it’s also motivating us to stay engaged in life.

So, at this time, look for ways (while you are still working) to keep you motivated and with purpose when you decide to leave the 8-5 routine. It will make a huge difference in waking up in the morning!

Happy Friday, Happy New Year and looking forward to a great 2018!

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