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Escaping the Computer Suction Tendency
Any of you ever feel like your day is getting sucked away from you by the lure of the computer? I have.

Blissfully Domestic has a post up on how to stay productive when you're working at home.

One of her rules is this:

No turning on the computer for a quick email check or to do one little thing until you’ve gotten “ready for work”

I agree with that! I have been writing at home for 8 years now (4 books published; syndicated column; dozens of articles), but I do find the computer sucks me in.

We also homeschool, and trying to make that my priority is really difficult, especially when a big idea strikes me.

The only thing that works is giving myself office hours: 7:30-8:30 a.m., a big break at lunch, and then 4-5:30. The crockpot is a saver for that, because I put dinner on early in the day while I'm schooling the kids, and then use the time I'd traditionally be cooking dinner to work.

But even right now I'm not sticking to my office hours because it's 8:41. Better get moving...

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At 10:19 AM , Blogger Org Junkie said…

Oh I can relate, time seems to get away from me so easily when I'm on the computer :(


At 11:44 AM , Blogger Hipmomofboyz said…

I found your blog through the nester, check out my bog I have just posted some ideas on hanging pictures,that might work for you

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Home: Belleville, Ontario, Canada

About Me: I'm a Christian author of a bunch of books, and a frequent speaker to women's groups and marriage conferences. Best of all, I love homeschooling my daughters, Rebecca and Katie. And I love to knit. Preferably simultaneously.

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