I am being more mindful of how and when I blog. This includes reading other people's blogs. I have tried many different times during the day. First thing in the morning, after lunch, after everyone is in bed. What seems to work right now is after a full day of activity we all take a bit of down time right before dinner prep begins. I blog and the boys either quietly play, read or watch a show. What I have come to realize is my blog is just one small part of me. It is for me to share with distant family and friends what we are up to. It is a record of moments I might not officially scrapbook. A more colorful journal of sorts. It has introduced me to new friends and I love that. But too many times I have found myself checking to see if anyone wrote anything new on their blogs or if I got any comments. Sometimes I feel like I was letting it take over my life. So I have made a conscious effort to make it just one part of my day. I do come across many ideas during my day and I keep a notepad close by to jot down my thoughts, which makes writing posts easier.
This simple conclusion has made me feel lighter and breath easier. I just keep repeating to myself that it is "just one part" and that has made all the difference.