Thursday, July 15, 2010

An Honest Look

It's been a week since I wrote my Online Mission Statement and posted my online hours in the sidebar.  On the whole, I would say things are much improved, praise the Lord!  Not perfect, but much improved!

I have been leaving my phone charging down stairs in the evenings as Andrea suggested, which makes it more cumbersome to go online while hanging with my husband.  I have been adhering to the hours I posted for the most part.  There were many days this week that I was unable to go online during those hours so I would allow myself small blocks of time, when the kids were otherwise occupied, to do so.  I tried to make sure I did not exceed the amount of total time online than I originally planned for.  While I did not tally it all up, I do think I spent considerably less time online than I had planned for this week.  I truly do thank God for these victories because, in my flesh, I would be (and had been) checking that phone every time I turn around.  

As you can see from my Pages links above, I read a lot of blogs.  So this week, I spent some time deciding on which blogs delighted and inspired me most and bookmarked them into days of the week.  This way instead of trying to read every single blog every day, I only read a few a day- leaving me some time online to blog myself!

The last thing I want to work on in this area is to try to make reading REAL, LIVE BOOKS an automatic subsitute for online reading.  There were a few times this week when the kids were occupied, all my chores were done and I had some unexpected "free time."  I automatically defaulted to checking Facebook or e-mails or Google reader.  So, I am praying that God will help me make that change as well.

Are you celebrating a victory this week?  Please share!  Even what one might deem a small vitcory like this, can make a huge difference in your quality of life!  Go out and live today :)

3 comments:

SomeGirl said...

Yay! Praise God for your successes! Funny you should write that about making days for your blog reading, I've been thinking about doing the same... it's hard to try to stay connected/up-to-date while limiting your time. We'll have to encourage each other in that! (once a week) ;) ♥ Michelle

Natalie said...

Thanks, Michelle! I did bookmark my reads into a few I read every day and then a handful for each day of the week. SInce not everyone posts everyday, it has been working really well. Thanks again for your inspiration!!!

Natalie said...

Thanks, Michelle! I did bookmark my reads into a few I read every day and then a handful for each day of the week. SInce not everyone posts everyday, it has been working really well. Thanks again for your inspiration!!!

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