How long has it been since you last read an actual book? Not a short blog post on a topic, not a “bunch” of Facebook comments to a post, but an actual book? That book could be genealogy how-to book, a historical reference, or something similar.
But getting off the temptation of the internet and actually reading something and studying it may cause you to come back refreshed with new ideas for your research.
That time spent reading a how-to book or reference isn’t time wasted.