Not that I was good at being gone. After the first day I snuck back, quietly checked things, popped into twitter. I guess I just can’t stay away. I got some other stuff done, but nothing really major, and certainly very minimal writing. I did some research and started putting together ideas for our gardens, washed down our front porch, played with the kids. It’s made me start a list in my head of all the things I want to do around the house, now that I am starting to get some energy back. Garden thoughts are taking up a lot of my time, that’s for sure.
What have I learned while I was actually gone? I think I need to block my internet time. Typically my laptop is on and connected for most of the day. This is helpful because it means any time I get a spare 5 minutes I can sit down and write. This isn’t helpful because I frequently think that I’ll get interrupted anyways so I might as well just browse the net. Or I’ll have an email the I should reply to. Or a blog post/review that should be written.
So I need to become more mindful of the way I spend my time on the computer. I need to switch the wireless off more often, close the laptop entirely more often, and do things like write reviews and posts offline, only signing in to actually post them. I think they would take a whole lot less time to do, if that was my approach.
Anyways, enough said. I need to work on it still. One of these attempts I will actually crack onto a good balance!