Toggling...back and forth between modern technology and family. The constant jump from iPhone to kids, to Macbook to kids and back to iPhone has gotten so ridiculous, I feel it's a bad case of adult A-D-D. The mornings throughout the work week goes a little something like this: 1) wakeup, check phone for texts 2) feed kids breakfast 3) check emails, instagram and twitter feed 4) say goodbye to kids. The juggling routine continues 11 hours later upon my return home from work, but instead, throw my computer in the mix because of blogging duties. In total, I am logging in on average 12-14 hours a day on the computer.
I knew the situation was getting out of hand when my 3 year old brought my laptop to me knowing that I was unusually empty handed. Secondly, I acquired the most annoying eye twitch (4 days and counting) as a result of work stress, long hours on the computer and constantly squinting at my iPhone.
Step 1 is recognizing that I have a problem. Check. So in the constant struggle to devote undivided attention to my family and spare my mental health, I am going to make a conscious effort to:
- Limit morning emails to the car (kidding, kind of), and read them when I arrive to the office
- Designate certain days/hours to blogging. Which, I hope that limiting the number of posts through out the week will yield to better blog content
- Resist the urge to text people en route from work to home, and discourage any correspondence upon being home
- Leave the phone in my handbag until the kids are in bed (this will be a toughie), and in mutual respect, the Hubs will refrain from phone use too.
Undisrupted, one-on-one play time with the kiddos.