This week the Monday Musings question from Should Be Reading is the following: What distracts you when you really “should be reading”?
Obviously there’s always life and school and work, but the biggest hobby competing with reading for me is definitely gaming. I don’t feel too bad about that though since when I play computer games, it’s almost always with friends, so it’s a fun way to keep in touch with people from undergrad. A less worthwhile alternative is watching TV, which I often do when I first get home from school and am too mentally exhausted to do anything else. Sometimes I use watching TV to motivate me to exercise, but most of the time it’s just something mindless to do. Reading is a much better use of my time 🙂
What activities of yours compete with reading for your attention?