Because My Kids Don’t Care What My Klout Score Is

Lately I’ve been complaining about being ridiculously tired. I’ve also been rather ummmm… dare I say it? Cranky. I’ve also been really stressed out and pretty nasty to be around.

So in typical Janice fashion, I’ve been trying to figure out how to solve my cranky over-tired, stressed out problem.

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I’m obviously doing too much. But what can I give up?

Work? Nope – I’ve got bills to pay.

Kids? While some might argue that three daughters is too many, I’m not about to give up any one of them – I love those cute little girls far too much.

Blogging? Never – it keeps me motivated to stay active and keep reaching to be my best.

Twitter and FaceBook? Ahhhhh now we’re onto something. Why do I tweet and stalk people on facebook? What am I getting out of it? The answer? Not much. Perhaps it’s helping my Klout score – but no one really cares about that.

So I’m divorcing my iphone… Kinda. I’m turning the data and wifi off until the kids go to bed. Which really only leaves me an hour a night to tweet and facebook as much as I want.

STRESS: The difference between what you’re doing and what you want to be doing.

I’ve found that when I’m not distracted by my phone my kids behave better, and I have more fun with them. And thus my stress is reduced. With less stress I’m sure to feel much less tired too.

Less stress = less fatigue = less cranks.

So if you tweet me today and I don’t respond right away it’s not because I’m ignoring you – it’s because my kids don’t care what my Klout score is.

Have a great day everyone and I’ll tweet y’all later!

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  1. says

    I totally agree with your definition of stress. Even though all I can right now is to sit back and relax, that doesn’t stop things from needing to be done. I can’t always get to them, but taking a step back is also good for me. Wait, now I think I’m confused….LOL
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  2. says

    LOVE your definition of stress. Kids do come first and if life weren’t such a dilemma, it wouldn’t be worth living right? Something always has to give. And in this case, Twitter and FB might have to bite the dust! ;-)
    Good Luck!
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    • says

      :) I think we all could occasionally benefit from going unplugged. I had a great night with the kiddos.

    • says

      Thank you! And thank you for sharing my post on twitter – I really appreciate it. Sorry for taking so long to reply and thank you.

  3. says

    I need to follow suit. Great post! I’m going to challenge myself today to turn it all off. (right after this comment).

  4. Katie says

    I need to follow suit. Great post! I’m going to challenge myself today to turn it all off. (right after this comment). :)