Not too long ago, I realized I wasn't being as productive around the home as I wanted to be (and as I feel I should be). As one specific way to aid my goal of getting more done, I decided I needed to be more disciplined about the amount of time I spend on the computer. It's so easy, isn't it, to get sucked in by clicking around?!
My new tool is my kitchen timer, which I have stationed right next to the computer screen. When it beeps, I'm done. I can't say I like being told when to clear the premises if I'm in the middle of something, but I do think it's been helpful. Blogging is wonderful, but as my mom used to say, "Everything in moderation."
Something else I'm going to implement is taking one weekday off from doing anything blog-related. I've chosen Thursday, aka tomorrow. I'll still check my e-mail but know I'll save a lot of time for other projects if I don't check blogs or post on my own.
Do you/how do you set limits on your computer time? I'm interested to read your comments on this tricky issue!
And speaking of comments, thanks for all your great tips--my husband was also grateful for all the advice you offered! Yesterday was another pop comments post, so a well-utilized (e.g. slightly worn!) copy of both Kids Rooms, etc. and Home Storage & Organizing magazines will soon be on their way to Abbey! (A, please send me your mailing info!)