This is a guest post by Lisa Walters of the blog http://thearmychapswife.blogspot.com/
New things are fun. New things are exciting. New things take time. New things take energy. New things can get in the way of important things.
These have been my thoughts of late, specifically regarding blogging. I am relatively new to the blogging world, and I really enjoy it. I’ve spent lots of time getting things set up and running, planning and writing posts, taking pictures to add to posts, reading new friends’ posts, and so on. I love getting feedback from people, and making comments on others’ sites. It’s all been new and fun and exciting.
BUT--I’m finding that while I’ve been having all my fun, other more important things have been falling by the wayside (just ask my laundry room!) My children walk by the computer and utter words like, “Are you on that AGAIN?!”
So, I have had to do some prioritizing. If I don’t get to read all of the new posts in my feed, the world will not fall apart, but if I don’t spend the time I should talking to my husband, my marriage might fall apart! That should be an easy decision.
Blogging is a good thing. Spending more time blogging than doing what’s most important is a bad thing. It sounds so simple, but if you’re at all like me, it is easy to let that balance get out of whack. What is a blogging enthusiast to do then?
For me the answer lies in setting limits and asking my heavenly Father to help me keep those limits and to use my time WISELY.
What helps you to keep a good balance between your online life and your family/home life?
Lisa Walters is an Army Chaplain's wife and a doula who home schools her kids, eats a lot of dark chocolate, loves winter, and enjoys sitting with a book and a cup of coffee.