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Living in My Space

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Back in early July, I pledged to step out of the electronic world more often and "live in my space." I spilled my thoughts in my last blog on how I spend way too much time scrolling, tapping, clicking…on favorites apps or websites, and for that matter not even doing anything PRODUCTIVE with these devices like backing up hard drives, organizing digital photos, learning or reading something new…etc.
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Reading over the last blog, I realized there were a lot of things that I said to encourage myself, that I FORGOT! It also helped to re-read the friendly, supportive comments…so this led to another thought that perhaps I should re-read some of my other, older blogs for more inspiration to
I digress…

Long story short, my goals to spend 10 minutes in the kitchen, 10 minutes on paper clutter, AND 10 minutes on a wild card project each DAY were a bit too ambitious for all the demands on my time right now.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not giving up. Organizing my thoughts to set those goals definitely helped conquer a few time and space takers, but I need to try a different way to get more this consistent!!!

So now I am going to make a point to rotate days on the kitchen, the paper clutter, and the wild card project. Since the “10 minutes” became more of a kick-start to get working and making progress in one of these areas, this readjustment will grant the freedom to not have to stop and start again with only 10 minutes to work with on something else.

I am also thinking of tracking the days where I can work on more than one of my 3 focus areas, finding some way to reward myself with a free pass day here and there, or a spark goody, or maybe even a small online shopping indulgence.
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  • STACEY3940
    I like that idea, allowing yourself 10 minutes to do something you need/want to get done is not only helping you reach your goals but also gives you a break from the normal every day routine.

    As to the electronic stuff, I've notived that my 4 month old son is already grabbing at the phone and wants to know what mommy is always doing playing with that toy. I know he has no idea what it is but even when its just sitting there he is reaching for it, and I think its because he sees me play around on it all the time and he's curious. He'll reach for the phone over his toys ever time, and its not even on and lite up sometimes. That tells me I'm on it too much around him that he recogonizes it and thinks its a toy. I'm going to try to put the phone away when its our time.
    1314 days ago
    Onward and upward!! :)
    1373 days ago
    Okay, but like you said, you're pressing ON, sooo... one real time consuming 'thing' NOT to 'do' unless you're in a very nostalgic mood is, NOT to reread old *stuff* on what you're going or not going to 'do' and maybe... just press forward on what you can 'do' right now with what you've learned so far. Maybe, take one blog at a time and read it, sift anything you want from it and discard it or save it, depending on the worth of it to you.

    I love how you're just going to focus & rotate, since that gives you less 'scatter-brain' effect!! Hopefully your computer time will include our new term, full of many ideas to find the TIME and get the FREE 'passes' you sooo richly deserve, my friend. emoticon
    1373 days ago
    I like the10 minutes on something. I think (and know my problem) is when I look at a chore it seems like it's too much for me, but once I start it I find I will finish it.
    I think everyone can deal with 10 minutes.
    1373 days ago
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