One Habit a Month: [Continue to] Establish Technological Guidelines

Following technological guidelines was the habit I sought to cultivate in March. As I shared yesterday, I’ve still got a lot of work to do.

Blogging takes time.

When I first started to blog, I thought writing a post and hitting “publish” was about all there was to it. (Experienced bloggers, feel free to laugh with me!)  It didn’t take long to realize just how untrue that is.

Some days I’ll sit down to write and realize that there is a WordPress error that needs to be addressed immediately, a backup that wasn’t complete, a dozen encouraging comments I want to answer and two urgent emails. By the time I’m done, nap time is over and I have yet to type a title for a post.

I also started exercising more regularly in March and making a bigger breakfast, which changed my morning routine.

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In April, I’m going to keep on working on technological boundaries for myself. Much as I love blogging and the online community, my family and my home are my first callings. 🙂

“Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things,” said Peter Drucker.

These are a few ways I am going to try to make sure I’m doing “the right things” in my online time this month.

  • Rework blogging “time budget” since my morning has changed. (Read more about time budgets in Tell Your Time.)
  • Set aside 20 minutes in the late morning while the kids play to do all the “quick” things like answer emails, pay bills, check Facebook, etc
  • Avoid emails/Facebook during the first 30 minutes of “writing” time.

What about you? Will you join in our “One Habit a Month Challenge”? If so, add a link below or share in the comments. 

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  1. says

    Hi I like the idea of having a once a month goal…my goal on planning to be healthy is hopefully more long term, but one I wanted to share 🙂

  2. says

    Anna, I like your April goal. I, too, have had to rethink how much time I spend blogging. I find snippets here and there throughout the day to do the little things and with the blog posts I jot down ideas by hand then type it up with detail. Later in the evening is better for me but I have to be flexible as well. Thank you for the encouragement. :o)

  3. says

    I am with you in working on technology guidelines this month (and on). I love reading blogs. And get so caught up in them that I lose time to post on my blog many times. I need to refocus the time that I use online to get done what I need to in a specific time frame.

    • anna says

      Yay! I’m so glad you’re joining me. And yes, I LOVE reading blogs too. I have been so encouraged and inspired… but sometimes I can read too much!


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