This is my 101st post and it’s already April. When the notification and the gold star accompanying my 100th popped up on my screen, I thought, “Wow! It seems like November was just yesterday. I have been writing since last May. I should go outside.”
Blogging has become an integral part of my life and sometimes I forget to take a break. Breaks are important. They keep you sane. Sanity is good.
Here are some warning signs that you may be spending too many hours in front of your computer.
It’s time to take a break:
When you get up from your chair and your body refuses to unfold into an upright position.
When you start air quoting everything you say.
When you look around your house and don’t recognize it.
When your friends start avoiding you for fear that they will end up in your next post since you are always in search of new blog fodder.
When your dog is the only one who doesn’t mind your mutterings and laughter while you type away on the keyboard and in the meantime has given up on ever being given a walk and has become a professional couch surfer.
When you are still in your pajamas and it is time to go to bed.
When you wake up in the middle of the night with blogger’s avatars dancing in your head.
When you start talking to someone and get frustrated that you can’t edit your last sentence.
When you need a shovel and a hazmat suit to clean your house.
When the only people you talk about have names like, Justifiable Naugahyde, Tad Abrasive, and Zombie von Chewurfaceoff.
Yes friends, after writing a book and 101 blog posts in the last 11 months, I have witnessed each and every one of these red flags. I’m going to take my own advice and get some fresh air. Peace out. Hey wait! I got a notification that Lovemygiblets just left a comment on my blog…
Do you ever have a problem tearing yourself away from your computer?
What is your worst time-sucking activity?