Time gives us the answers to some of the difficult questions in life. For a very long time I really struggling with making enough time for all my online activities. How much time did I need to spend on all the social networks? I just could not get enough done on the blog and it seemed I could only blog once in a blue moon. There was just so much pressure but where was all this pressure coming from? Was it from the world? No it was from me. I was just generating my own pressure and stress. How was I going to solve my problem?
A change in personal circumstances led me to spend much less time online. I became a Maths Teacher last year and it just cut down drastically the amount of time I spent online. Suddenly the problems of how to split my time online disappeared. There was no time to spend online.
With me taking a break from the online world, the pressure that goes with it also seem to disappear. Wow! We live in a small town where there is no traffic and life is quite laid back. This really gave me time to just chill, really!
As a result of this I neglected my online presence on a few networks especially Twitter. What would happen to my profile? Would the Twitterverse even notice I was going? Facebook was the one platform where I continued to keep a presence.
Now it feels like I can spend much more time online again and for some strange reason, everything feels fine with the priorities. The writing bug is back and I am writing more than ever. However, more importantly I making more time to read. Reading novels, reading classics and just reading in general. The priorities have somehow materialised and I just to know what I want to do and what I don’t want to do. I now prefer to use my Facebook page instead of personal profile for inspirations. I would like to reach more people without necessarily being more commercial.
I deleted some pages I had created which I was no longer using. It just occured to me that even though I had put time into creating some of these things, they were no longer serving their purpose. I detoxed and it feels great. I think I can now blog regularly again.
The time away from a lot of things has done me wonders. It just makes me realise how precious time is. Sometimes a bit of peace and quiet can really help to put everything in perspective. Reflecting on everything I realise that the answers came when I did nothing, when I let go and in that time chaos was distilled to a beautiful clarity that I live with now!