Don’t you hate it when you accidentally shut down Google Chrome with 30 tabs of research pages open? The worst thing about Google Chrome is that it does not for a moment think that you may have closed the browser inadvertently unlike Mozilla that asks you very courteously if you really want to close the multiple tabs. Chrome might allow you to reopen the tabs that you had open once you relaunch the browser, but it just doesn’t feel the same anymore.
Are you one of those people who’s computer ends up being unresponsive due to the ridiculous number of tabs that remain open at any one time?
If so, fear not. I’ve got good news and bad news for you. Which do you want first? Let am typically a ‘glass is half full’ person so let me start with the good news.
Well the good news is that you are not alone. I do it too. More often than I am comfortable with. While there is safety in numbers, keep in mind that I am in rehab and slowly limiting the number of tabs (not to mention the number of browsers) that I open to five at a time.
The bad news is that you are a hoarder; not a full blown hoarder but well on your way to the point of no return.
I recently read a book that changed my life (see link at the end of this article). I should however mention that it – the life changing – is not a process that is as drastic as it sounds but one that you need to first accept and be patient so that it might forge its own path.
Back to the important stuff. In this book, I saw a quote that went like this, “If a disorganized and cluttered workspace symbolizes a disorganized and cluttered mind, what does an empty workspace symbolize? I by no means intend to insinuate that looking and being disorganized should be your goal in life. All I’m saying is that maybe you need to stop beating yourself about it and let the chaos run wild.
Perhaps this is exactly the environment you need for you to channel your inner brilliance. Well, that and a more powerful computer because you can only open so many tabs at the same time before your processor gives in. Maybe it just means that you are a creative genius with so many ideas brewing that you sometimes don’t have the physical resources to bring them all to life at once. So you open a new tab, search for it, read some of and then leave it – in the hope of coming back and reading all the information there is about that particular topic.
I am slowly learning to let go of all the things that cause me psychological distress. Thin line I must say between this and looking like a complete fool who starts a bunch of tasks at once and finishes none.
I’m sure I will soon find balance – nay – counterbalance point such that I will be able to keep the tons of ideas flowing into my head and still have the mental capacity to execute them all. Even if not all at the same time.
Read – The one think by Papasan and Keller