I go online to write an email. As I open my inbox my attention goes towards an interesting looking email. I click on it and read about two paragraphs before control-clicking a link to read later.
Oh, this article reminds me of a song that I haven’t heard in ages. Let’s open a Youtube tab.
I spend a good 10 minutes on Youtube listening to music and lining up songs for the next hour orso. Ok, but now let’s finish this article first so I can get on with my original plan to write an email.
Whatsapp message. I can quickly respond to this. Cool done. Back to the article.
I read another two paragraphs. They mention a car. Wait, I still need to fix my car-window. Let’s write that down. While I am at it, why not write a to-do-list for the rest of the day? That reminds me, I still need to write an email…
How did I end up behind my desk again? Yea, thats right, to write an email.
If this sounds anything like your average session behind your desk, then you will love Instapaper. It is an extension for your browser that allows you to save interesting pages for later with on with one click.
Man does it save me from a million distractions.