Supper's finished, the dishes are done, the toddler is in bed. <
> Time to sit down and relax. Time to check in on Facebook and Twitter. Time to catch up on reading my favorite blogs.
But not really. All the time I spend on the computer should really be spent doing something much more productive. Yet, night after night, I find myself parked at the computer because it is easier. It doesn't take any physical effort. It is definitely more entertaining. And for the most part, it doesn't even take much thought. Occasionally I write a blog post or have a conversation that exercises my brain cells slightly but for the most part, the only thing getting any kind of exercise are my typing fingers. Although I have never seen any type of study or proof, I am pretty much convinced that typing isn't going to help me lost any weight.
I need to find a way to motivate myself to do the things that need to be done FIRST and then enjoy some computer time. And to remember the things that I want and need to do each day. I
spend waste too much time doing nothing on the computer - playing silly games, refreshing Facebook and Twitter every 30 seconds, registering for yet another message board or group that I may will never visit again.
This is all time that
could should be spent:
cleaning my house
tidying the drawers of my desk
organizing my craft supplies
organizing and scrubbing out my kitchen cupboards
cleaning out my closet and dresser
planning Brownie meetings
working on my scrapbooks
baking or cooking (to freeze)
exercising to lose weight and get healthier
The list could go on and on and on but I am sure that you get the point.
It is time for things to change. It is time for me to start accomplishing something. It is time to start spending at least an hour each evening (after Liam is in bed) doing something away from the computer. Do you think I can do it? I'm not even sure I can do it. But I have to try. I can't keep ignoring everything except my computer. Can I?