I have mentioned that I am seeking balance in my life. I have been struggling lately with the balance between real life, and time online. I ask for lots of grace as I try to work out my posting schedule again. I realize now that I am trying to live life more, that my posts haven’t been getting posted exactly at the time of day I used to post. I guess I should go back to writing them in advance, but lately I haven’t been online at the same times to do this.
I have also noticed that I keep saying I simply don’t have enough time to get things done anymore. Maybe you are also guilty of this? As I thought about it and prayed about it I realized that I have the same amount of time as anyone else. Maybe it is the fact that I don’t use that time wisely.
Following that train of thought, I decided to ask God, what needs to stay, what needs to go, what requires more time, and what needs less time. Not to say I have it all together, I do not!! So during my prayer time, I asked God for guidance and then wrote down where I want to get things done, how I currently spend time, and went a step further and wrote daily websites I visit, and asked God to show me how to make better use of my time.
I have seen others do complete series on this type of thing, however I don’t feel equipped for that, as I am not even sure how this will work for me. But I marked some areas where I know I need to spend less time, other areas where I need more time. Finishing I came up with a tentative, flexible daily schedule to try and evenly distribute my attentions. Then with the websites I check frequently I wrote down just how often a day I should check them. This will cut back on the social media aspect, as well as the constant multitasking.
I read in Glynnis Whitwer’s blog post :
Even though it seems like you are saving time by multi-tasking, you’re not as efficient or effective as you might think. We need a return to mono-tasking.
This has stuck with me as well as some other things she mentions in her post. I am guilty of keeping multiple pinned tabs open on my browser and checking certain sites every time the tab shows new activity. She talks about how that makes us less effective. So while cutting back I am going to go back to working with minimal tabs open to complete whatever I need to. This includes for me, setting aside specific times to check emails, Facebook and twitter.
Have you ever given your schedule to God? What did that look like for you?
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