Thursday, 1 March 2012

Why Rewards Don't Work

At least, not for me. Not self-imposed rewards, anyway.

It all started with this picture....mmmm. Yep. Still yummy. The dynamic, the power exchange, the...mmm...surrender...*ahem* what was I on about?

My friend who brought this dish of yummines to my attention, she pointed me to the website where she found it, and said "yay! You can go visit the website after you write your allotted words for the day!"

Yeah, right. Like setting a bowl of candy and a bowl of apple sauce in front of a kid and saying "You can have the candy as soon as the apple sauce is all gone. Now I'm going out to the garden to rest, so you won't be supervised."

No matter how much that kid loves the tangy sweetness of apple sauce and the slurpy fun of eating it, dollars to doughnuts you know what happens next!

No one's watching. Who's to say in what order thing were consumed? Unless, of course, kid eats all the candy and has no room for the apple sauce.

Well, it's like that with me. I end up sated on pictures of men doing sweet, naughty things to each other and have no time or energy left to write about it.

Then there's FaceBook games. They work the same way. Like Lays. You can never stop at just one...

Or movies...
or reading...
or drawing...

It's hopeless. I think somewhere in here, there is a lesson about time management. Or, a cautionary tale about time management fail or something....I don't know. I was too busy being distract--SQUIRREL!!!!

7 comments:

Faith said...

I get distracted with fb too, Jaime, so don't feel bad. I also get lost in research of paranormal topics, mythology, etc.

Jessica Subject said...

I, too, tend to get distracted. Sometimes I reward myself, and other times finishing is reward enough. Though today I burnt grilled cheese sandwiches as I was writing while making lunch for the kids.

Nicole Dennis said...

Umm... What website would that be where you found all those delicious men pics?? ::wicked grin::

Anthology Authors said...

Faith is right, Jaime, Facebook sucks time. It's fun, but it's addictive. I set out to reward myself, but usually I'll say, "I'll finish this, and them I can do this." By the time I finish whatever it is, it's too late for the reward. (sigh)

Faith said...

LOL, Jessica I can't count the times I've burned a meal due to that very reason!

(Has anyone else noticed the new look of Blogger's comment page? Where's the comment subscription button?)

L.M. Brown said...

FB games are one of my downfalls as well. Though I have been really good recently and ignored the more time consuming of them.

Second the request to know where the pretty pictures are from.

Faith said...

I don't play Em anymore. No time and I hate the dozens of invites I get.