Time Thief

March 1, 2013

in the generous life

I “skim read” a lot of blogs. Lately I’ve seen a number of blogs that talk about efficiency and things that steal your time. One of the biggies is Internet/phone stuff like email, Twitter, Pinterest (oh, dear, now I’ve gone to meddling!), Facebook, etc..

It’s not that these things are inherently bad. It’s just that, if we are not careful, they have a way of running away with our time … with our lives.

Our marriage relationships (and the rest of life) are more important that a new cleaning solution for the bathroom or a cute way to paint fingernails.

Again, I’m not saying these things are bad, they just need to have their place. I encourage y’all to set a time limit for computer or phone time, so that you don’t miss out on the life around you.

Facebook is like a fridge. Even though you know nothing new is going on, you still go and aimlessly check every 10 minutes.  Author Unknown

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L.C.C. March 1, 2013 at 2:13 am

Completely agree. They’re not bad in themselves but when they ‘steal’ hours of your day, that’s not good!

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Andrea March 3, 2013 at 7:16 am

Great reminder! I recently installed a free desktop timer called Focus Booster (if you Google “desktop timers” there are many free ones). I can set it for 10 or 15 minutes when I sit down, and minimize it. It will show a little box in the taskbar that slowly fills up and turns from green through yellow and orange to red until the time is up, and then it makes a traditional timer ringing sound (my toddlers love the sound, lol).

Being a visual person, I like the visual reminder in my taskbar. I’ve only been using it about a week, but it has really helped me stay on track with my daily schedule. I *have* to prioritize when I sit down, so I get the important stuff done before I start “playing” on Pinterest or Facebook. :)

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