Feb 1 @ 11:58 am and I’m sitting down to my computer b/c I just put Story down for a nap. This morning has been so good and I have never really realized how much I sit on my computer during the day and waste time. Seriously! This morning I did a quick check of email before waking kids and posted to my HELLO MORNING group on facebook and that was it. Then Story and I were gone and when I came back I did … wait for it … hold your breath …. chores. Oh my gosh did the stars align just right or what? I dusted. I did laundry. I organized a book shelf. I got stuff to take to good will. Y’all it was joyous! Aaron will surely be so happy when he gets home from out of town and sees that I took down the nativity set that I’ve had up not since December, but yet from Thanksgiving of 2010. Oh yeah it’s gone.
Y’all I need to tell you that this month so far has been harder than January when I was trying to be disciplined in getting up before my kids each day. This is just hard, because I do a lot on the computer. I blog. I email a lot. I am now in charge of an auction. All of those things require my computer. I have found myself wanting to sneak in a peek here and there, and honestly some days I convince myself that this discipline for this month is worth it and other times I find myself sitting down to check my email real quick while Story is watching Dora. I mean, what’s wrong with that? The truth is that there is nothing wrong with that. I’m not trying to do everything right to be a good mom, and if I screw up I’ll feel like I’m a bad mom, but yet what I am trying to do is to challenge myself to be less selfish in my time! I’m challenging myself to be disciplined in areas that I haven’t normally been disciplined in.
So, 8 days in and I’m telling you this challenge is harder than getting my lazy butt out of bed in the morning. I’m finding myself racing to the computer when Story’s napping, or when I get up in the morning, instead of going straight to my bible I first check in on my computer!
Anyone doing this with me? How’s it going? Easier than you thought or harder?