Finding a Balance
Or, Time Management
I would like to share with you the conflict I find between cleaning my house or interacting on HubPages.
I had a conversation with my besf friend this morning, and part of our conversation touched on 'other things' not getting done because of HubPages.
I realize I have an addictive personalty about a lot of things (not drugs/alcohol, etc) and when I find something I like, it's like the whole world has gone away. My focus is now on my newest interest, or 'addiction' to HubPages. It could also be on anything else, old books, antique stores, fleamarkets, candles, heck, even if a new man catches my attention (which, by the way, hasn't happened in many years, and no, I don't mean to imply I become a 'stalker' LOL). It's just that I allow these 'other' things to interfere with what I SHOULD be doing instead.
Take house cleaning, for example. I've only been on HubPages for about 2 weeks, and my house shows it. What I find myself doing is coming home (after my 2 jobs, so no energy to speak of), put on some coffee, fire up the computer, and here I will sit till bedtime, which can be as little as 30 minutes away. In the morning, I allow myself enough time to feed the kitties, get myself ready for work, and spend a minimum of 30 minutes on here before I have to go. The point being, this is my current fascination and I want to spend what little spare time I have to enjoy it.
All the while, my brain (yes I do have one) tells me, walk past the computer and focus on something that NEEDS attention. But noooooooooo,,,my newest passion always wins out.
So, as I sit here writing, I can hear my rooms (with even more than dust bunnies at this point) calling my name. They are saying uhhh helloooo Trish, are you home? hello? hello? Of course I choose to ignore those voices.
The Search for Answers
I suppose I already know the answer to this dilemma, and that is to first, prioritize. Make a list, write myself notes, ANYTHING to divert my attention to someplace other than the computer. I also realize, that if I make a commitment to take care of things that need taking care of, the rest will fall into place, and I will have that much more valuable free time to spend here, writing to you all!
It would also allow me to remember my children's names, my granddaughter's name, and even encourage me to actually invite a REAL LIVE PERSON to my house,,,gee, what a novel idea! I could have my dear friends visit, interact more with my granddaughter,,,,,wow!
So, I guess this writing was just about me 'venting', and I would welcome other ideas/perspectives on this dilemma I find myself in.
So, please, comment away!! :)