Quality of Life, Part 2

Real Estate Agent with Homestars Realty

You've heard the old sayings, "practice what you preach, walk the talk, etc".

I woke up this morning thinking about what my next blog would be! What's the problem, you ask? Well my first "Quality of Life" blog was written while I was on vacation in TN. And as I woke this morning thinking about what I would blog on today, I am still in TN. Now, I did stop between my bed and the computer to snuggle with my two youngest on the air mattress. However, I think I may have a sickness. I believe I mentioned it in part 1...workaholism. It is pretty bad when you pick up your hand-held phone to check for messages, even though you know that you have NO reception here in Tennessee. (As my husband would say,"Why is it that we can travel into universe but we can't get ANY cell phone reception in Tennessee!!!!!) And when I was writing this blog THE FIRST TIME and the computer shut down for updates, It REALLY aggravated me. But I felt passionate enough to finish writing it.

I NEED HELP! Many of us do! There is a great YouTube video on being addicted to blogging, click here to watch http://youtube.com/watch?v=12yD8JyaVvY (Thanks for sharing it, Rob Masse!). My impassioned plea is that we would all be accountable to one another to take time off. Away from the computer, email, cell phone and the likes! So my vow to you today is that I will not get on this computer again while I'm in Tennessee. I am taking baby steps since I will only be here until tomorrow. I am going to go fishing at the quarry with my kids. I wish my husband was with us but he had to stay home to take care of our businesses. Yes, I married a workaholic too! (I'm going to send him a link to this blog!)

Thanks to those who made some great comments on my last "Quality of Life" blog. You inspired me to write again and made me really think about what I wrote. Try to "Do as I say, not as I do" and I will try to "Practice what I preach"!!!!!!

Comments (1)

Diane Lombardino
Keller Williams Realty of Jupiter - Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Nicole, Yes, I am also guilty!  I work on this continually.  Now I put "quality of life" things in my calendar so I don't forget to incorporate those things in my daily life.  No more Open Houses so I fill those weekend hours with fun things, not work.  Although I admit, I do keep my phone nearby.  I went on a cruise a few months ago and was out of touch for a week. Okay, some email and internet stuff here and there. I was on a first name basis with everyone in the internet room.  But, there were actually some parts of the cruise without internet service and I survived.  Going on my next cruise in May and I can't wait to have the freedom away from a phone!  Good Luck!  Have a great vacation.
Apr 10, 2008 12:58 AM