Recurring. Distractions. Daily. Glenn showed me an article last month about technology and its effects on our brains. Turns out that each time we get a text, email, etc. a bit of Dopamine is released in our brains (yes, that feel good chemical that some drugs also release). I have begun wondering if that is the reason I feel like I am finishing what I have to do so I can get back to the computer and what I 'want' to do. Funny thing is that not much of what I do here is that important. At all. I pay some bills and budget, but most of the time I am checking emails, blogs, or Facebook.
This last Saturday's General Relief Society Conference mentioned 'overcoming distractions' as one of our challenges. That keeps coming back to mind as I come back to the computer.
So, this week I begin a little challenge... I'd call it an experiment, but I get more moxie if I call it a challenge. I'm turning off the computer and putting on an apron. I'll allow myself 30 minutes on the computer in the morning before kids are up, and 45 at night when they are back in bed. The rest of the day is about trying to be '100% in the room' for my family and home- literally wearing an apron to remind me (except when we go out in public!).
I officially begin in the morning (Thursday) when I get back from my run. We'll see how this goes...