January 31, 2013 § 10 Comments
I should be having a nap right now. Robin woke up at 3:45am this morning and, mercifully, went down for a nap almost two hours ago.
Instead of using this time to recharge my batteries, I’m going through my blog reader and removing blogs I haven’t read in a while in a bid to simplify and declutter. I’m also running around our flat putting away stuff that we haven’t used in a while (or ever) and reorganising every nook and cranny. I don’t know what’s up with me lately. If I were pregnant, I’d say I was nesting. But my womb is empty and I have no other excuse for this sudden need to simplify other than a feeling that I’m drowning in ‘stuff’. By ‘stuff’ I don’t only mean the clutter that invariably accumulates when you share a house with children. I also mean all the distractions that I feel have been draining my energy lately.
So I’m cutting down on the number of blogs I try to keep up with (at the last count there were 70!), answering those emails which have been flagged to reply at a later date for weeks and changing my schedule so I only use social media (in order of preference and frequency of use: 1. Instagram, 2. Twitter, 3. Pinterest 4. Vine, 5. Facebook) three times a day. That is, unless I must urgently share something on Instagram! I want to have more time to enjoy life as it happens, play more with Maia and Robin, be on top of housework, get more proofreading and writing jobs, do my daily yoga practice without fail, spend more quality time with the husband and get myself out of the haze that all these distractions have created.
Do you ever feel like the internet has wormed its way into our daily lives and almost taken over every hour of the day or is it just me?