Well, it's almost 4:00 in the morning and I can't fall asleep. I hate nights like this! Part of it is hormones, I'm sure, but part of it is that my thoughts are just racing. I've been crocheting for about an hour trying to clear my mind but it isn't working. I'm just thinking more, lol!
One thing I'm realizing is that I spend way too much time on this computer! It always starts innocently enough. I think I'll just check my email, especially the Central Ohio Binky Patrol one that my volunteers send emails to. But then next thing I know I'm researching books to read on Amazon, looking at patterns I want to try on Ravelry, catching up on the mail from all the Yahoo Groups I belong to, reading other people's blogs, or worse yet playing a crazy game like Frontierville on Facebook!
Now don't get me wrong, all of those things are perfectly fine. There isn't anything wrong with any of them....in moderation! My problem comes with the moderation part. I've never been very self disciplined and it makes me very frustrated with myself. I really want to change this. I think it would be good if I could limit myself to a set amount of time each day on the computer, or maybe a specific amount of times I can check my email, or something. Of course, the issue comes in actually making myself stick with it.
There are so many other things I should be doing instead of playing on the computer. I have at least 25 quilting projects that are in need of completion. Plus, now that I've gotten so crazy about knitting & crochet, I've got lots of those types of projects that need attention as well. Not to mention all the books I want to read! And those are just my hobbies that I'd like to spend more time doing. There are, of course, all the chores that need to be done around the house. And as much as I hate to admit it, I'm usually behind somewhat on paper work for the charity and should give it more attention as well. But yet most days I find myself spending a huge amount of time just playing on here!!
So, anyone else have this problem? Do any of you feel like you spend way too much time on the computer or internet? How do you discipline yourselves? Do you put limits on yourself? I'd love to hear what you all think about this topic!!