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Saturday, June 6, 2009

I Need Help!

Regarding mission rules of going to bed on time and not using the computer...This has been way harder than I thought it would be! I make it to bed on time about half the time. Computer use...well, when I stick with it, I get a lot done. But it's hard to do.

I need ideas on how to recommit and stick with them.

1 comment:

  1. So, I know I'm just a young sprite, but since nobody else has commented, I figured I'd give it a shot. :) I'm not sure what to do about the bedtime thing, but I might be able to shed some light on the computer thing...

    I would start by looking at your reasons for getting on the computer in the first place, as well as your reasons for wanting to get off the computer. If you get on the computer to have some time to relax or because you're bored, then perhaps making a list of other things you could do that would be interesting or that would help you relax would help you to stay off the computer more.

    If, perchance, you want to stay off the computer simply to get more done, this may require some other life changes, as well. You could make a list of certain things you want to get done before you allow yourself to get on the computer. Something that I've noticed as a Recreational Therapist (still in training, but I believe the observations are still valid...) is that we as Americans have a tendency to only value ourselves according to what we get done. Also, it is human nature to fall back on doing those things that are common and familiar to us. Again, I would say to find other things to do with yourself during the time that you would otherwise spend on the computer. Do something else that you enjoy... cultivate talents, go for walks, read a book... there are endless possibilities. Like I said, find things that would give you the same or better fulfillment than the computer would. An interesting note... Brigham Young is quoted as saying something to the effect of "Every day, I need 8 hours of sleep, 8 hours of work, and 8 hours of recreation." Most people are lucky if they get an hour or two of honest-to-goodness recreation per day!

    Also, committment is good, but in my opinion, it's not as good as a true change of heart- a change of desire. Cultivate things that are better than a desire to be on the computer, and you will naturally stay away from it. I, personally, am governed much more by my emotions than I would like to admit, and I would guess that most people are in that boat with me. In my opinion, if I am able to change my emotions to be in line with what I believe is good and right, then committment becomes much easier to uphold.

    Wow, I sound preachy. Sorry. Hope it helps!