Didn't I just write about celebrating what it is that I'm not doing? It should be fresh in my mind, right?
Although it's not one of my urgent tasks, it is important to me that I read my magazines. I'm comfortable with my routine of audiobooks in the car, real (or e-reader) books in the plane and magazines at home. I usually get through the weekly arrivals before the next ones come. The monthly magazines sit on the nightstand pile and I usually make it through them, too. I have had to occasionally use plane travel as a magazine catch-up, but I've made it work.
But now I travel less and there is a significant increase in at home activities (more to come on that) so that I'm losing control of my magazines. Last night, on the top of my nightstand pile, was last week's New Yorker with an article on Amazon, Apple and the publishing industry that I really wanted to read AND this week's issue. The horror of it all!!
And the monthly's have been in the pile for a few weeks now. More are coming, oh no!! This is becoming like that never-ending onslaught of activity - laundry!
Time to think. What do I do?
- Cancel some subscriptions.
- Finish my internal debate if more accessibility via the iPad or Kindle would help (I'm such a geek).
- Recognize that this is a month or two of extra, extra activity and toss some magazines after a 5 minute skim - and move on.
I'm leaning to #3, then #2, and finally #1.
And did I tell you that my feed reader fills up way too fast?