In other words, I need a faster computer. Oh, first world problems.
But apart from today, I have been doing even more of this than usual:
|During an afternoon thunderstorm during free time at YoungLives camp.|
Technology stresses me out. My e-mail inbox feels like a list of demands and to-do's. I feel like I have lost the ability to be still. There is always something to edit, something to research, something to find, some Pinterest project to try, something new to learn, something to Google, some song lyrics to learn, some recipe to search, and on and on the list goes.
Combine that with a photography business that requires looking at a screen (which I love and am very passionate about) and keeping up with this blog (which I love and am very passionate about) and I could be on this bad boy all. day. long.
I don't involve myself much in social media. I read blogs instead of magazines, but I don't really get involved with lots of commenting and BlogFrog-ing and forums. I don't have a Twitter account. I have basically cut Pinterest out of my life because I realized it was just a time sucker and not really helping me be better at life. But even just checking my e-mail in the morning can every now and then turn in to a two-hour ordeal during which my child is playing by herself or watching more Elmo than either of us want. How is that being a stay-at-home mom?
So, here's my Titus Tuesday question: How do we stay-at-home moms do it? How do we manage screen time for ourselves appropriately, especially if we are working small at-home jobs that require the computer?