Today’s Inspiration: I’m Good at Wasting My Time–It’s Time to Give Some Things Up

I complain a lot about how busy life is. I’m so overwhelmed, and I feel like I have little time for myself….there’s kids to take care of and get ready for school, drive to activities, feed, help with homework. I have errands and chores that constantly need attention–grocery shopping, dry cleaning, laundry, pet care and clean up, house cleaning. Then there’s work–going to work part-time and working on lesson plans and other items at home to be prepared each week at school. It’s exhausting to look at the list of all that needs accomplished during the day.

However, I have a confession…I know that there’s something I could give up and have more time in my day. This something takes up a good hour or more each day, takes up the time I could be using to read books, play more with my kids, work out longer and harder, and sit and relax. What is one of my biggest time wasters? Facebook. And Pinterest.

I am going to commit to something for the month of February. I don’t know if I can do it, but I’m going to try and see what happens (and report back to you). I’m only going to check Facebook once a week. And I’m only going to look at Pinterest if I am looking up something for work or for dinner. That’s it. I’m curious to know how much time this social media “addiction” wastes during each of my days. I’m curious to know how much more time I can have for other more important things if I stay off of these apps.

If you want to join me in my experiment, please do. See if you can limit or eliminate Facebook, Pinterest, Snapchat, etc. And let me know how you do and if you find you have more time in your day by letting go of Pinterest and/or Facebook. And  I’ll let you know what I learn by letting go of my time wasters.