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Do you feel guilty when you spend time on the computer?

posted 8 years 2 days ago
Do you feel guilty when you spend time on your computer?

I do, I feel like I should be doing something around the house, like cooking, cleaning, interacting and playing with the kids, etc. Even when I am home alone - actually most especially when I am alone!

Does anyone else feel like this or am I the only one?

posted 8 years 2 days ago
You are not the only one trust me. I feel like this all the time but now that I am trying to work online and make money the feeling is worse. Now that I do not have a job, I try to do most of it during the day while the kids are at school. After they get home, I try to stay off of it until they go to bed. I do not want them to feel like they are being ignored. Besides, they usually have homework and need help with it sometimes. On the weekends, I try to get my work done at once or take multiple breaks throughout the day to do things with my kids.

It is a terrible feeling when you feel guilty for trying to make time for yourself and do something that you enjoy doing. I think that is always a parental emotion that we all go through.

posted 8 years 1 day ago
I hear where you're coming from! I try and remind myself that back when I was a kid, my parents would read the newspaper or things like that - I guess these days the internet isn't much different! We all need some of our own down time to relax and I think that's important to being a good parent. If you are always, always giving and never just taking a moment for yourself then I think that can be negative and destructive to yourself too! Smile

posted 7 years 11 months ago
I get so sick of cleaning and doing laundry. We all need a break. Heck, my kids are usually on their tablets anyway. Even my daughter who is only 2 years old is constantly asking for my phone. I wouldn't feel bad hun, it's just become a part of life now, we use the computer for nearly everything.

posted 6 years 9 months ago
You should balance your time along with other household chores. Before getting stuck in front of the pc, make sure have finished your other priorities .

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