You know that moment you have to do a hundred different things? Homework, chorus, assignments for work. All that stupid sh*t nobody cares about. I truly believe that at those moments we are the most creative. All of a sudden our brain can think of a thousand other useless things to do. Our creativity seems endless. That pen on your desk seems fascinating and your glasses have never been this clean. Even staring out of the window is a fun thing to do. We reinvent the things around us and notice things we never even knew were there.
Some things require a little less creativity. One of my personal favourites? YouTube! I can literally watch YouTube videos for hours at a time. I mean who cares about work and education when you can watch a baby panda sneeze or a bulldog roll down a hill. (You know which videos I’m talking about, and if you don’t, look them up!) And I don’t just mean the animal videos, although they are amazing. I love to watch TheEllenShow and I have recently discovered Hannah Hart, Grace Helbig and Mamrie Hart. (If you don’t know them, you should check them out!)
And YouTube knows. They know we are all addicted. I truly think they should change their slogan. YouTube: We know who you are! We know what you want! We make a lot of money, and we have a very particular set of skills. Skills that make us a nightmare for people like you. If you watch our videos that’ll be the end of it. We will not look for you, we will not pursue you, but if you don’t, we will look for you, we will find you and we will make you watch that CatVideo.
So you watch that CatVideo. You watch it and you keep watching it. Somewhere around the 18th video you realize you have wasted hours of your life and you should probably do something productive. When this moment comes, this is what you should do!
Take a moment to calm down. Take a deep breath. Do you really have to do your homework? You can always do it tonight, or maybe tomorrow. And that video on the right of the fainting goats only takes a minute. That can’t hurt. Click.
One hour later…
I mean you can try to fight it, but there’s no point. I personally work a lot faster when I’m under pressure. So stop complaining about all your homework and just watch that video of the cat playing the piano. (I mean that’s real talent right there.)
Ooh look a dancing walrus. Click.
Have a nice Monday.