I was listening to a friend talk about her son’s wife and how often she felt like her life was too mundane, routine, and mundane. She said it wasn’t as if she was missing out on anything or anything new. She just never had time to think about anything.
This is a common problem with new moms of all generations. We often feel like we have to be perfect and in control of our lives. We feel like we have to be perfect and keep ourselves in check, which of course is a very nice idea, but it only lasts so long before it starts to interfere with our lives. Our lives are often filled with busywork, things to do, and people to see, all things we try hard to avoid.
There’s a difference between “busywork” and “work.” Busywork is not necessarily an activity we find we absolutely must do and is usually done in the background, while work is often activities we find we must and enjoy.
To help us stay in our own zone we make sure to set aside some time to relax and enjoy what we’re working on. If we’re working on something that might take up all our time, for example, maybe we should go for a walk to clear our head. If we’re working on something that could take up a lot of our energy, we should set aside some time to unwind.
And if we’re feeling extra productive, we can even set some time aside to watch something that we’ve been meaning to watch since the last time we went out.
The point is, if we set aside some time to relax, to unwind, to just sit and relax, then we can be in the zone for a lot longer, and we can take a lot of the pressure off. If we’re in the zone for a long time, then we can have more mental and physical energy and we can get those things working for us.
A lot of us are like that. We need to unwind and get things ready for a busy week because then we can get started on some things that are going to take us longer than we thought they would. Even if we are just sitting, we can turn off our cell phones and computers to put those tasks on hold for a little bit.
That’s like a lot of us. I used to get into bad habits where I would turn on my cell phone before bed because I was worried about texts from family and friends. It was really just a way for me to put off doing the things I needed to do, so I could get ready for the next day. Now, I don’t do that. I still turn it on, so I know I should text my family. But those days are over.
We all, with one exception, like our phones more than our computers. I don’t want to get into a discussion on how you should use your cell phone or computer, but I do think that it is important to turn off your cell phone. It’s not a perfect solution, but it’s a good one. Its not like you can just go to your computer and turn it off, so just don’t go that route.
I think my wife is on to something, but its not just about turning off your cell phone. It is also a good idea to watch the news on your computer instead of just flipping through it using your cell phone. We use our computers for a lot more than just watching the news. And not only to do this, but we also use our computers to do a ton of other stuff, like creating a video clip, making a spreadsheet, and so on.