Monday, January 27, 2014

Distractions, and a confession.

Distractions... They're everywhere. Electronics I think is a big one for us. The computer, the T.V. (we got rid of Dish last year then after a few months without it turned it back on), the Kindle, our phones. Geeeeeez! If I could just use them the way I intend to, it wouldn't be an issue. But I get caught up. I feel like we're missing out on life because of all of these distractions.

I want to be healthier. I want to put more time into my business. I want to get our house organized so that it's just maintenance after that. I want less stress, and more time. Yet I can't seem to break away from the distractions. I've also got books I've had for years that I want to read. I want to crochet more. Why do we do this to ourselves? I usually use these things as a reward or break when I've done a lot of work, but then that's where I get sucked in and can't break away.

So here it is, my confession. It's MY fault. I have the choice of where to put my focus, and sometimes, I don't make good decisions. I feel like until we admit things like this, it won't change. Yes, we have VERY busy lives. But the little bits of time I do have, I need to choose wisely what I do with that time. If I'm trying to get healthy, and I spend that time playing Candy Crush (DON'T PLAY IT IF YOU HAVEN'T, it's addicting), even 10 minutes at a time 5 times a day. That's 50 minutes of my day I can't get back. Why not 10 minutes of Candy Crush, 30 minutes of working out, and 10 minutes tidying up the house? There are lots of options, but I just have to stop making excuses, and get to it!

No one likes to have these things pointed out by others, because we get defensive. So, let's sit down and think to ourselves about it instead, and admit to ourselves what our weakness' are, and if we're wanting real change. I definitely do, so this is me giving myself a swift kick in the butt, and signing off to get some stuff done :)


  1. Stacey -- this is so true. I have started thinking about this as well. I realized on vacation how much of the time we walk away *while* we are talking to each other, or yell from other rooms, or talk while we are looking at the tv, screen, or book. Man. I deleted candy crush and another game I will not mention(!) from the kindle. Addicting, but no value added to my life, if you get what I mean! It's a work in progress for our whole family. But we're making progress!

  2. You are so right! I was justifying it to myself because it gave me my sit down break between things. But my business is a break from stress, crocheting is a break from stress. Maybe going outside and just sitting.. Oh, the possibilities once I finally accepted responsibility for my distractions. I'm still going to play a game here and there, but not like before. I may even delete it again, who knows. But what I do know, is I am worth it, and so is my family :)

    Thank you for your comment, Michele, I'm so glad I'm not alone in these realizations!