Friday, February 25, 2011

How to avoid an internet addiction (or at least obsession)

So this is a topic at the forefront of my mind right now, and not just because of this article at Mormon Women: Who We Are. Actually, it's really on my mind all the time. How can I use the internet wisely in ways that don't interfere with my family roles and responsibilities, and my spiritual priorities? If you are reading this, you, too, are on the internet at least enough to stumble on my pretty obscure blog. So, would you take just a second and share how you work to keep that balance? I love the internet for so many reasons, but it's all too easy to let it take over more of my time than it should.

Me? Right now my goal is to essentially stay off the internet when my kids are home and awake. That's my goal. I've set this goal before and not done well, but I really feel like I need to draw some hard lines so my fam can know and feel that they matter more. It's all too easy to say, "Just a second, sweetheart...."

So, please share what works for you.

1 comment:

  1. I've found I use the computer to self-medicate when I feel overwhelmed or frustrated. (That and chocolate!) Recognizing the triggers helps some. I actually blogged a list of seven ways to keep the computer from ruling your life—something I need to start working on again.

    I appreciated the MT article, too. It reminded me that I did feel a sense of stewardship (or perhaps a personal ministry) with my blog once upon a time, and I need to feel that way again or re-evaluate it long-term. Thanks for sharing the article!