Being a Producer, not a Consumer

I read this article the other day and I’m intrigued by it’s premise.

If you begin your day checking the news, checking your email, and checking your notifications, you’ve launched yourself into a day of grazing a mindless consumption.

I’m not completely convinced that’s true, but it merits consideration. When I wake up, I listen to a little news, some music, read through some Twitter updates, and then read some news online. Then I have a shower and eat breakfast. Then I go to work, where I read more online news, tweets, and emails. Consumption.Today, when I got to work, I tried to go straight to my typing exercises and writing this post, but I got a little sidetracked with emails, news, and Facebook. I don’t think it’s unrealistic to be a producer and get your own things done before moving on to consume other people’s stuff, but I think it’ll take a while for me to discard some of those habits.