I just accidentally deleted an hours worth of writing, despite checking it saved as a draft before navigating away from the page – hence the title of the post, and the header image. I don’t feel like writing anything right now, but it’s Non-Zero November, so I will.
I’m in a terrible mood, so I’m going to write about the top four (I couldn’t think of five) ways I procrastinate.
I like mobile games, as they’re great to pick up for five minutes at a time… except I can play for hours. My preferred genre is “Idle clicker” games. That means you tap the screen to get items/coins/levels/cookies, etc. and then use those to buy upgrades, which eventually lead to your game generating your currency even while you’re not playing – thus the word “idle” comes into play. I don’t know why I like these so much, but I do. Here are my favourites:
- AdVenture Capitalist – Expand businesses, get money, expand businesses, get money…
- Egg Inc. – Hatch eggs, get chickens, hatch eggs, get chickens…
- Clicker Heroes – Kill monsters, level up heroes, kill monsters, level up heroes…
I don’t use Instagram on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, as I don’t want any WWE spoilers (and I follow some of the Superstars on there), and some Mondays I have to avoid it because of WWE Pay Per Views and The Walking Dead. When I do actually browse it, I scroll through my main feed, which doesn’t take long, then move onto the other feed – I don’t know what it’s called, but I think it shows me things that are related to what I follow already. I can spend hours on here for no particular reason and I’m fine with that.
Ah Reddit, you are a double-edged sword. On the one hand, I can learn so much from you. On the other, my god have I wasted a lot of my time o your various subreddits. Here are some I frequent when I really don’t want to do the washing up, ordered by the “best of all time”, for your convenience:
- GifSound – Gifs combined with audio
- Popping – People popping spots, etc. It’s gross, don’t go there
- BritishProblems – Problems that British people will laugh or cringe at
- AskReddit – Ask a question, see some answers
I’ll tidy almost anything if it means I don’t have to do what I don’t want to do. Hell, I’ll even do the washing up if it means I don’t have to do whatever it is I’m avoiding. I love getting rid of stuff we don’t need, so you can normally tell if I’m not wanting to do that thing by the amount of recycling or rubbish there is to take down to the communal bins.
So yeah, there you go. The only one of these I think is pretty unhealthy is the idle clickers. I wouldn’t recommend getting into it, as it drains your phone battery extremely quickly and turns you into an antisocial, grunting beast.
How do you procrastinate? Leave a comment and fuel my procrastination even more!