Balance and boundaries. In addition to budgets those are my goals for 2019.
There’s been plenty of talk about budgets on the blog and here’s for the other stuff.
In an attempt to detox and improve my habits I have stopped using the computer and phone on Sundays. It’s been a breath of fresh air and I hope it will set the path for better things.
Why no phone/internet?
First, like most, I’m completely addicted. My job is computer based, obviously I blog and I compulsively refresh feeds on social media out of habit more than interest. We’ve all seen the pictures/comics of people with their phones and I want to be better. Not only for myself but for the boys. It’s my hope that this weekly habit will give me more power to control my daily one.
With a cellphone around I feel like I’m always on. I don’t want to miss an email or be too slow to respond to a text. I’m so connected and responsible to these outside influences that I get distracted from my biggest responsibility – being a present parent.
I’m with Lucas a lot but there’s something to be said about quality over quantity and I don’t always meet the standards. Time passes so quickly, I don’t want to get lost in the internet or distracted recording a moment that I forget to live in it.
Sundays are the perfect day to step back and enjoy the thing I love most – my guys! We run errands, play, clean, make a nice meal and enjoy uninterrupted time together. It’s relaxing but not easy (I’ll admit I have to let my phone battery die to avoid temptation). I imagine it’ll get easier with time and I hope that it will set an example for Lucas and encourage him to always make time to step away from the screen and enjoy the people in his life.