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?